Every year on and around 22 September, people around the world ditch their cars in the name of climate action and healthier living.
During the weekends leading up to and following World Car Free Day, cities across the globe ban cars from central areas and host community events to highlight how everyone would benefit from more pedestrianised areas – and cleaner, healthier air.
Some cities even take it a step further and organise multiple car-free days per year, or once a month. We’ve listed a few examples of how people take climate action and celebrate car-free days around the world!
1. People Play Frisbee on Ghent’s Deserted Highways
2. Brussels’ Chaussee de Louvain Was Turned Into One Big Slide
— Carmen Paun (@carmenpaun) September 20, 2015
3. Penny-Farthings Take Over the Streets of St Petersburg
Yesterday we celebrated World Car Free Day here in #StPetersburg#Russia. How did you get to work? pic.twitter.com/Sc3GlL1gRN
— Radisson Sonya Hotel (@RadissonSonya) September 23, 2014
4. Vienna’s Roads Are Reclaimed With Street Parties
— ~~~ MissMounti ~~~ (@_MissMounti_) September 22, 2014
5. People Pass Through The Arc de Triomphe in Paris
— Zesty Europe News (@zesty_europe) May 8, 2016
6. Why Not Grill Your Dinner on The Empty Streets Like This Guy in Copenhagen?
7. Cyclists Cross Empty Bridges on The Isle of Anglesey, UK
— Brian (@bmhonline) September 23, 2015
8. Children Are Out in Full Force at Veranda Beach, USA
It's World Car Free Day today! This is what that looks like at Veranda Beach! pic.twitter.com/qhFgtCYQ3W
— Veranda Beach (@VerandaBeachWA) September 22, 2015
9. Tbilisi, Georgia Turns Its Streets into Colourful Murals
10. People Play Futbol on The Streets Of Bolivia
— FamilyAdventures (@FamAdventures) September 23, 2014
11. Cyclists Take Over the Normally Jam-Packed Streets in Bangkok
12. Fight For a Lane in Toronto, “in a Good Way!”
— Open Streets TO (@OpenStreetsTO) September 2, 2016
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