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Announcement: Ipoh Car-Free Day (Nov 2015)

Following the success of the first Ipoh Car-Free Day in October 2015 (Sunday, 18th Oct), the next one is scheduled for Sunday, 22nd Nov, from 7am to 10am.

cycling in the Netherlands
file pic: cycling is a way of life in Holland

The Ipoh Car-Free Day Programme is held with the aim of achieving lower carbon footprint in the city as well as to provide additional, albeit temporary, recreational areas for the community.

It is also a step towards raising awareness among vehicle drivers that the roads are to be shared with other users, whether they are on foot, bike or other modes of transport.

Ipoh has many underutilised roads, while some are only busy during peak hours. If 10% of these roads are temporarily converted into recreational areas, the Ipoh City Council will increase 31.437 hectares of public recreation areas, if only for that few short hours monthly.

cycling in the Netherlands
file pic: cycling in office attire in Holland

Ipoh Car-Free Day on 22nd November will affect Jalan Raja DiHilir from the Sultan Yussuf Roundabout right up to the Sultan Iskandar Roundabout. The one-way distance of this stretch of road is approximately 1.7 km. It would be 3.4 km both ways.

A number of activities have been lined up for Ipoh Car-Free Day. Nonetheless, the Ipoh City Council urges Ipoh folk to take the opportunity to enjoy the vehicle-free road by walking, jogging, cycling, skateboarding, rollerblading or even horse-riding!

Although everyone is encouraged to walk or cycle to the area, those who drive can park their vehicles at Ipoh Parade, Polo Ground, Greentown Business Centre and Perak Turf Club.

Event: Ipoh Car-Free Day (Nov 2015)
Venue: Jalan Raja DiHilir, Ipoh
Date: 22nd Nov, 2015
Time: 7am – 10am

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15 thoughts on “Announcement: Ipoh Car-Free Day (Nov 2015)

  1. Wow I am glad that the town council is trying out some eco friendly steps. But Malaysia might be a bit too hot to walk or cycle in the afternoon. Might need more comprehensive bus routes.

  2. Keep us update of more of this event! Really looks so much fun, we should try this in KL. Don’t know how it might works but it sure eco friendly enough =D

  3. looks like it has spread to Ipoh too. We really won’t mind cycling a lot in Malaysia to work but oh my the weather is unforgiving and unpredictable

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