World Car Free Day in Toronto - CarFree Parade - Streets are for People - Friday September 22, 2006 - 016
Originally uploaded by photopia / HiMY SYeD
Carfree Day 07 might be the biggest yet. For the first time, China's government is hopping on board, with official events talking place in more than 100 cities, including Beijing and Shanghai. (Officials will reportedly be trading in their famed black sedans for public transportation.)
As the world tunes in to the fact that the climate is heating up, this is the perfect opportunity to take the heat off the planet, and put it on city planners and politicians to give priority to cycling, walking and public transport, instead of oil-hungry automobiles.