THE streets of Pandan Indah were bustling with activity during Ampang Jaya Municipal Council’s (MPAJ) Car-Free Day.
Some 600 cyclists took part in a leisure ride, co-organised with Warga Ampang Riders (WAR) and KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital.
MPAJ president Dr Ani Ahmad said the car-free event was to encourage eco-friendly commuting and foster a sense of community and well-being among participants.
“During the event, MPAJ advises residents on green efforts such as separation at source and proper ewaste recycling.
“These practices require minimum effort but can have a cumulative effect if done by most residents,” she said.
Ani added that the event had seen growing involvement among the community since it was initiated in 2018.
There were also competitions for creative attire and for the most creatively decorated bicycles.
Other activities included Zumba, tai chi, archery clinic and a mini petting zoo while food and beverage trucks served the crowd.
Visitors also received free check-ups provided by KPJ Ampang Puteri.
MPAJ’s Car-Free Day takes place every second Sunday of the month at Padang Perbandaran MPAJ in Pandan Indah.