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Rasta4i's | 29.08.2004 04:34 | Culture | Free Spaces | Indymedia | London | World

Critical Mass 27 August 04
Open Your Street to Car Free Day 2004
More people are celebrating Car Free Day around the world every year. You can too

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Dublin September 22nd Car Free Day
Dublin September 22nd Car Free Day

Car Free Day activities have included ball hockey, balloon characters, bands, bicycle repairs, bike races, chalk murals, children's playzones, clowns, comedy, community cooks, craft vendors, decorating the road, face painting and lots more…

Here’s what I think the truth is: We are all addicts of fossil fuels in a state of denial, about to face [quitting] cold turkey. And like so many addicts about to face cold turkey, our leaders are now committing violent crimes to get what little is left of what we’re hooked on. -Kurt Vonnegut.

· Is there a way to get drivers out of their cars in one or more cities...
· In ways which will be tolerable in a pluralistic democracy...
· For at least be long enough to allow those concerned to learn a great deal more about the whole complex of things that need to be adjusted and introduced to make a car-less (or, more accurately, less-car) urban transport paradigm actually work?
Car-free Goals:
· Raise awareness of alternative transportation, especially non-motorized modes
· Reclaim the streets with fun events
· Celebrate walkable communities
· Send the message that cities should be organized around PEOPLE, not cars
· Provide a networking opportunity for alternative transportation activists
· Set a precedent for other communities to follow

September 22nd Join in have a laugh.