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World Car Free Day

22 September

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 22 of September, repeating indefinitely

Every 22 September all around the world towns and cities allow people to experience streets free of motor traffic. Instead of using cars people are encouraged to travel by foot, bicycle, public transport, rollerskates, skateboards, and many other methods. This day is called World Car Free Day. This day is an opportunity to re-imagine our streets and it would be if polluted, congested streets were instead made into people-friendly places that encouraged exercises and outside activities. Cities take part in…

Every 22 September all around the world towns and cities allow people to experience streets free of motor traffic. Instead of using cars people are encouraged to travel by foot, bicycle, public transport, rollerskates, skateboards, and many other methods. This day is called World Car Free Day.

This day is an opportunity to re-imagine our streets and it would be if polluted, congested streets were instead made into people-friendly places that encouraged exercises and outside activities.

Cities take part in all sorts of fun and imaginative ways, including horse-riding in São Paulo, sprinting in Jakarta, street parties in Vienna, and sustainably fuel vehicle races in Budapest.

The Guardian’s ‘World Car Day in Pictures- 2019‘ shows cities across the world participating in this day and can be a good starting point for discussion.

The charity Living Streets campaign to achieve a better walking environment and inspire people to walk more. Their School resources explore many of the reasons behind the need to move away from cars towards walking and cycling where possible.

More information on this day, including a short video introduction, is available on the UN Environmental Programme website.

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Date:
22 September
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