The Malacca state government is in the midst of implementing the closure of certain roads on every second Sunday of the month to allow cyclists, joggers and tourists to move around the city freely, The Star reports. Dates as to when the closures will take place have yet to be agreed upon.

Streets planned for closure include Jalan Munshi Abdullah, Jalan Bunga Raya and Jonker Street – the latter is closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from 6 pm to midnight to make way for the night market.

Once approved, the closures will commence every second Sunday of the month from 6.30 am to 8 am and will consist of a 15 km stretch in total. “If this closure is a success, the state will consider making other stretches car-free zones too,” said Malacca chief minister, Datuk Idris Haron.

”We also will advocate that the area be made into a no-smoking zone on these Sundays to promote a healthy lifestyle,” added Haron, who went on to say that the streets would be turned into a “haven” for fitness enthusiasts and families alike.