Re: Bogota carfree day update
- When is the next car free day? Are there any organized in the US?
Our community is interested in organizing one..
--- In email@example.com, adolfo restrepo
> Carfree day first occurred in La Rochelle France 1997
> In 2000 Bogota voted by referdendum to implement
> annual carfree day
> carfree day update feb 3, 20005
> Over a million cars taken off the streets
> 83 tickets to car owners, tickets for circulating on
> car free dat are almost 100 dollars where minimum wage
> is about 150 dollars a month
> 92 tickets given to bike owners
> NO2 levels down 62%
> CO2 levels demonstrate no significant reduction,
> attributed largely to public transport
> Sound pollution reduction down 1.8 decibles
> Business associations claimed that sales were down by
> 42% during 2004 carfree day yet citizens surveyed
> continue to show strong support for carfree day
> best regards,
> gustavo a. ortiz
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