The first anniversary of Ipoh Car-Free Day saw a crowd of 7,500 joining the many activities that had been lined up. Two of the main objectives of this edition of Ipoh Car-Free Day were to promote reading and create breast cancer awareness among the public.
As such, a “Run for Reading” run was organised. It attracted as many as 400 participants. Other new activities were Challenge Push Up and Mini Petting Zoo.
Many non-governmental organisations were involved in the car-free morning. They included Puspanita Negeri Perak, Suruhanjaya Pilihanraya Malaysia, Perpustakaan Negeri Perak, Persatuan Pemulihan Orang Cacat, Jabatan Kebudayaan & Kesenian Negeri Perak, Jabatan Bomba & Penyelamat, Hospital KPJ, MICA, Kumpulan Gendang Besar, Fast Track, Kelab Sukan DBI and the Royal Malaysia Police.
The overwhelming response saw Ipoh folk taking the opportunity to enjoy the vehicle-free road by walking, jogging, cycling, skateboarding, rollerblading and even horse-riding!
This Ipoh Car-Free Day Programme was 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.
Event: Ipoh Car-Free Day (Oct 2016)
Venue: Jalan Raja DiHilir, Ipoh
Date: 23rd Oct, 2016
Time: 7am – 10am
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