World Car-Free day is being marked in the most colorful manner, with everyone dumping their cars for their legs and bicycles. People could be seen on the street making their ways to their different locations. The idea seems welcomed by all and sundry. Cities across the world participated in marking the World Car-Free day.
Multitudes could be seen on the streets of Istanbul, Detroit, Paris Bogotá and others in commemoration of the day. This is the exact picture painted each year when the day is being marked. Truth of the matter is that it is gaining more popularity as it is celebrated each year.
Truth of the matter is this commemoration has lots of benefits. It is clearly a means to bringing about reliable turn around in the health and wellness of participants. For one, many of those participating in this program rarely have time to visit the gym or even exercise regularly.
This commemoration gives them opportunity to participate in what they have been missing out of. Yes, it will improve on health and wellness. Air pollution is yet another thing that calls for correction and commemoration of this day helps to curtail air pollution and contributes in its own little way to curtailing green house effect.
On the street of Paris for example, cyclists could be seen wearing bibs reading “Paris Without Cars” as they ride along banks of the river Seine. Detroit went a step further by closing its eight-lane Michigan Avenue to vehicular movement during this September 25 commemoration.
Instead of riding in cars and buses, residents of Detroit were seen walking on the street or riding on their bicycles. It looked great to see the street being temporarily free of traffic.