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Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2000 22:20:23 +0100
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In Town Without my Car - Friday 22nd September 2000

European Car Free Day

This year’s initiative follows last year's successes, when 66 French cities and 92 Italian cities participated. Car-free areas were established in large areas of many city centres, enabling people to discover their home town on foot, by bicycle or by public transport. 22 million people participated in the campaign, with more than 85% wishing to see the operation regularly renewed in the future.

This year's UK effort is organised by the Environmental Transport Association (ETA) who will be working with local councils across Britain to show citizens a vision of their town and city centres freed from traffic domination. Last year Paris closed down some 40 miles of roads, and people simply could not believe how tranquil their cities could be without cars for a few hours - 44% of people said they wanted a car free day every week!



Anti-Traffic Demo - Friday 22nd September 2000

Info: Manchester Friends of the Earth -
tel - 0161 834 8221
[updated 30 Jan 2003]

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