22nd September is Seoul’s 4th car-free day
Cars will be banned along two major streets, a 2.8-kilometer stretch of Jongno [Bell Street] in the heart of the city, and on a 2.4 kilometer stretch of Teheran Street in the business district south of the river.
Quite a success it’s been too:
Last year, 22 percent of Seoulites left their cars at home on car-free day and air pollution decreased by 20 percent for the day.
via Korea Times
The question of course remains: why can’t we have safer, less polluted, more pleasant streets every day?
What’s your town doing?