To build greater awareness of environmental sustainability and to encourage the use of greener transport modes among students, LTA has launched a new exhibition at the Singapore Mobility Gallery (SMG) called “Make the Switch: The Quest for Greener Land Transport” today.
2. Targeted at upper primary and lower secondary students, “Make the Switch” features five different quests with engaging visual and tactile elements for exhibition visitors. These include learning more about how much carbon savings they can achieve by using greener modes of transport, as well as greening our land transport infrastructure operations to reduce energy use. “Make the Switch” will be held from 31 May 2022 to 31 March 2023. Please refer to Annex A for the exhibition highlights.
3. In tandem with our ongoing efforts to encourage a car-lite lifestyle, LTA has been engaging schools situated along the Thomson East-Coast Line Stage 3 (TEL3) stations to familiarise them with upcoming public transport options, which will allow them to commute to school in a more environmentally-friendly manner. Students and school representatives from some of these schools, including River Valley Primary School (RVPS) and Singapore Chinese Girls’ School, were invited to the exhibition launch. RVPS, which is situated 300m from the future TEL3 Great World Station, will also be partnering LTA on other educational initiatives, such as:
(i) Safe Route to School programme: A collaboration between LTA, primary schools, stakeholders and the community to enhance road safety around the school, by co-designing safe walking routes for students to travel from the nearest key transport nodes to their school.
(ii) Adopt-a-Station programme: A community outreach programme where schools can “adopt” a station to roll out programmes or put up murals to encourage students to take public transport and nurture gracious commuting behaviours.
(iii) One.Earth Challenge: A gamification initiative that encourages primary school students to commute to school via car-lite modes by inculcating car-lite attitudes and behaviours.
4. Beyond this exhibition, LTA will continue to engage schools situated along upcoming rail line openings through customised outreach and engagement programmes, to encourage more students and their parents to adopt car-lite modes in their daily commutes. Schools that are keen to organise student trips for the exhibition can contact SGMobilityGallery@lta.gov.sg.
5. SMG will also be organising a series of physical and online activities, such as workshops, activity booths and guided tours, as part of its June School Holiday Programme. Please refer to Annex B for the line-up of activities.