The 42nd edition of Ipoh Car-Free Day on Sunday, yesterday, welcomed new Ipoh City Mayor Dato’ Ahmad Suaidi Bin Abdul Rahim to participate in the morning’s activities, from cycling to aerobics.
At the event, Dato’ Ahmad Suaidi launched the new Van Siaraya MBI (Majlis Bandaraya Ipoh) of Ipoh City Council.
The popular Ipoh Car-Free Day, introduced since October 2015, attracted some 7,000 people in total, from Ipoh and neighbouring towns.
The car-free day programme is to achieve the aspirations of Ipoh Sports City, lower carbon footprint and improve the Independence Index among the people by fostering environmental awareness, health, safety, history and legacy.
Additionally, among the Sustainable Development Goals to be met by the City Council include:
i. Cities 2030, Cities for All: Implementing the New Urban Agenda (The Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum: 7th – 13th February 2018);
ii. Leave No One Behind (National Planning Congress in conjunction with World Town Planning Day: 29th November 2018);
iii. Our Own Town (Local Authorities Enhancement Convention: 10th – 11th December 2018).
July is a month of multiple campaigns and awareness. Among them that were recognised on Ipoh Car-Free Day included:-
Parents Day – 1st Sunday of July
World UFO Day – 2nd July
World Population Day – 11th July
FA Cup Finals (Perak vs. Kedah) – 27th July
World Hepatitis Day – 28th July
International Tiger Day – 29th July
This programme attracted visitors to participate in activities offered by various government and non-governmental organisations. In addition, 200 people took part in the Bos Gaurus Supporters cycling event.
Event: 42nd Ipoh Car-Free Day
Venue: Jalan Raja Dihilir, Ipoh
Date: 28th July, 2019 (Sunday)
Time: 7am – 10am
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