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  • Clivebenss's Avatar
    20,592 posts since Feb '10
    • By Ng Lian Cheong | Posted: 22 September 2010 2202 hrs

       

      SINGAPORE : Wednesday marks World Car Free Day - an initiative aimed at getting people to cycle, walk or take public transport instead of their car.

      However, many Singaporeans were not aware of the initiative or its purpose.

      But Jennifer Oh, a 41-year-old financial consultant, was all for the initiative.

      She ditched her car and hopped onto her bicycle to get to work on Wednesday.

      She may have taken an hour to reach her workplace instead of the usual 20 minutes, but she was glad to have done her part to save the earth.

      She hopes more drivers will give way to cyclists.

      Jennifer Oh said: "The main thing is that drivers are not very friendly with cyclists. They believe that cyclists are actually in their way. But I think the situation has improved a little bit and I would hope there would be more cycling lanes on the road."

      She intends to keep up with the habit and cycle to work at least once a week.

      - CNA/al

  • hisoka's Avatar
    37,612 posts since Mar '05
    • pple say it car-free day then you just follow? If you are really concerned then go without cars once a month or on a day of your likely. why do you want to be a pathetic follower and copycat?

  • hasene's Avatar
    2,272 posts since May '10
    • Originally posted by hisoka:

      pple say it car-free day then you just follow? If you are really concerned then go without cars once a month or on a day of your likely. why do you want to be a pathetic follower and copycat?


      Who you scolding?   icon_rolleyes.gif

    • Some MNCs practise this.   They send notice to encourage staff to travel to work by public transport on this day.

  • Clivebenss's Avatar
    20,592 posts since Feb '10
    • Originally posted by hasene:

      Some MNCs practise this.   They send notice to encourage staff to travel to work by public transport on this day.

      good initiative.

  • hasene's Avatar
    2,272 posts since May '10
    • Originally posted by Clivebenss:

      good initiative.


      Unfortunately, few supporting it.  Singapore has a long way to go to support such activity.

  • Clivebenss's Avatar
    20,592 posts since Feb '10
    • Originally posted by hasene:


      Unfortunately, few supporting it.  Singapore has a long way to go to support such activity.

      a long road for Singaporeans to understand green.

      it's not profitable yet perhaps. icon_lol.gif

  • hasene's Avatar
    2,272 posts since May '10
    • Originally posted by Clivebenss:

      a long road for Singaporeans to understand green.

      it's not profitable yet perhaps. icon_lol.gif


      PRofit $ was on my mind when I read the title of this thread.   No $ to earn so the ghosts in white heck care.

      Everything is money.  

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