Kigali prepares for first ever car free Sunday

From 07.00 am to noon tomorrow will large parts of Kigali’s Central Business District and key access avenues be car free, to allow residents of Rwanda’s capital to use the roads to walk, bike, skate without having to watch out for traffic.

During the Car-Free Day, no vehicles will be allowed along the following main roads during the closure period: KN4 Avenue, KN3 Road, KN5 Road, KG11 Avenue, and KG17 Avenue.

‘The plan is that all those interested to take part in the mass exercise should be at the venues by 6am, for us to be able to manage time’ did Mr. Jean Claude Ruzindana, the Social Development Director at the Kigali City Council say. Groups intending to take part in cycling, walks or runs have therefore been invited to be as early as 06.00 am at their chosen venue to allow city council personnel to prepare for the various activities without causing congestion.

Alternate routes for motorists have been provided for, however necessitating detours during the closure time.