Saturday is world car-free day. One day out of every year is selected to highlight the idea that it is possible to live without cars. It really is.
In China, cars will not be allowed on Saturday in 108 cities to raise awareness about pollution, and to ease congestion. Only pedestrians, bikes, and busses will be driving on Saturday.
“No Car Day” will cut 3,000 tons of emissions and save 33 million liters of gasoline, according to the ministry. (that’s 8.7 billion gallons)
Some places have been celebrating car-free week. Greenwich, UK, is celebrating by closing the town square to cars, and having a party with art, music, and a beach. Montreal, Canada, is also closing town square for a concert, and they’re having hiking and other events this week.
Britain plans to be entirely gas-free by 2040. It is possible. There are so many options for alternative fuel. It will be nice when consumers have the freedom to choose which type of energy they prefer, and how much they want to pay for it. Good luck, Britain, and thanks for leading the pack!