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Car Free Sundays in Downtown Denpasar

Sections of Bali's Capital City of Denpasar to be Closed to Motorized Traffic Every Sunday.

(8/10/2009) Bisnis Bali reports that Bali's capital city of Denpasar is taking a number of steps to reduce air pollution in Bali.

Among the measures promised by the Denpasar city administration are special roadways for vehicles and the introduction of "Car Free Days."

Car Free Days

To get the "Car Free Day" program underway, officials will close all traffic in the roads surrounding Lapangan Puputan Badung on Sunday, August 16, 2009. According to The Jakarta Post the roads that will be closed to motorized vehicles on Sundays will be:

Jalan Raya Puputan

Jalan Cut Nyak Dien

Jalan Basuki Rakmat

Jalan Juanda

Planned to become a regular fixture on every Sunday, Bali residents will be able to use the once busy roadways for strolling, jogging, cycling and other recreations.

To celebrate to start of "Car Free Days" city oficials will launch a special bicycle rally on August 15th and organize an open stage with live bands to entertain the public on August 16th.

Depending on the public's response to the program, city officials say the number of streets closed to vehicle traffic may be expanded over time.