The Green Transport Week 2009 was organized by the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) and presented by SMRT Corporation Limited as a community initiative that aimed to raise awareness about the need for more environmentally friendly transport habits amongst Singaporeans.
Two groups of cyclists made up of mainly cycling enthusiasts started from the West Coast and East Coast parks simultaneously towards the event venue at the Singapore Management University (SMU) Campus Green.
This mass cycling display of more than 150 cyclists on the road was a public show of support for eco-friendly transport alternatives. Taking part in the mass cycling to show his support for this green cause was well-known local blogger, Mr Brown who regularly commutes to work from his home on his foldable bike.
“It is great that there is such a community initiative to promote alternative greener modes of transport in Singapore. There should be more such events to encourage Singaporeans to go green”, said Mr Brown.
At the SMU Campus green, an exhibition area was also set up to showcase a myriad of green transport options to suit every need and lifestyle from the exhibition of electric and hybrid vehicles to cycling gear.
These wide range of transport options attest to the fact that every commuter can go green, regardless of their budgets, lifestyles and personal preferences.
In his opening address, Executive Director of SEC, Mr Howard Shaw said that it was his dream that Singapore becomes a cleaner and greener transport sector with no more expansion of roads while working with our existing transport infrastructure. He also said that there was a wide range of greener alternatives such as carpooling, hybrid cars and public transport.
Following the official launch, the event culminated with a Formula Green Concert, which featured a star-studded line-up that included comedian Kumar, Jack and Rai, Michaela Therese and Dawn Ho with performances to inspire Singaporeans to take a positive and enthusiastic stance towards greener transport efforts.
For more details, please log on to the Green Transport Week 2009 website at www.greentransportweek.sg.