World Car Free Day, which is celebrated on September 22, encourages motorists to give up their cars for a day. Organized events are held in many cities around the world including Perth.
Every year on or around 22 September, people from around the world get together in the streets, intersections, and neighbourhood to remind the world that there are more ways to get there other than by car.
World Car Free Day encourages drivers to give up their cars for a day and use public transportation, ride a bicycle, or simply walk.
On this day, residents of participating cities have a chance to see what their city would look like with fewer cars. Of course, it is impossible to give up cars for good, but the development of public transportation systems might encourage people to drive less. Car Free Day is intended to remind of this.
Along with World Car Free Day, many countries and cities hold their own car free days on various dates throughout the year. Such events help develop communities where people work closer to home and shops are located within walking distance.
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