World Car-Free Day - a great opportunity to reduce air pollution, promote walking and cycling in a safer environment

Baku, September 22, AZERTAC

Every year on or around 22 September, cities across the globe celebrate World Car-Free Day, encouraging motorists to give up their cars for a day.
The first national campaign to support Car-Free Day initiative was held in Great Britain by the Environmental Transport Association in 1997. However, the annual celebration of the World Car-Free Day began in 2000.
The event highlights the numerous benefits of going car-free to citizens, including reduced air pollution, promotion of walking and cycling in a safer environment.
Car-free days are an opportunity for cities to highlight how congested roads can be used in different ways.
From races for alternative-energy powered vehicles in Budapest, to horse-riding in São Paulo, street picnics in Vienna, as well as running in Jakarta, cities and the people, living in them, are stressing the alternatives to polluting vehicles on this important day.

Society 2022-09-22 19:06:00