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Re: Bogota carfree day update

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  • alf_1234
    When is the next car free day? Are there any organized in the US? Our community is interested in organizing one..
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 3, 2005
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      When is the next car free day? Are there any organized in the US?
      Our community is interested in organizing one..



      --- In carfree_cities@yahoogroups.com, adolfo restrepo
      <integritiy@y...> wrote:
      > 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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