Thursday, September 20, 2007

World Car Free Day in Shreveport to be celebrated on Sat, Sept 22, with Hummers and F-150's

Every September 22, people across the globe get together to swear off their cars - if only for one day - in a collective reminder that we don't have to accept car-dominated societies, cities, or personal lives. Says, "Since its earliest incarnations in the 1970s and 80s, World Carfree Day has grown into a massive global celebration of human-centric communities and people-powered transportation."

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.


Robert E Trudeau said...

Thanks to Debbie Engle for the heads-up on World Car Free day. She also recommends

Kevan Smith said...

How very accurate on how it will be observed in Shreveport. Unfortunately, only a few U.S. cities will have noticeably less traffic on car free day, most of them rhyming with Mortland.