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Thursday is World Car Free Day

| Wednesday September 21st, 2005 | 0 Comments

carfree.jpgThursday is World Car Free Day. There’s no question that the automobile has had a bigger impact on how we build our cities than anything else has. It’s also probably one of the largest players in provking greater consumption of resources, and quite literally, land. Even a petrol-free car culture still has immensely greater impact on the environment than one where walking & biking are still available as an option.
That said, the car is most definitely here to stay. But slowly, especially in Europe, car-free areas, often in central business districts, are cropping up and thriving where once smokey traffic actually hindered commerce. In the future, a transportation network that is not totally exclusive to the automobile will be required if we want to preserve any semblance of quality of life, as well as to conduct business. Car Free Day is a somewhat radical idea, but check out some of the local events, it may provoke some thought.


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