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|WORLD CARFREE DAY! "Green Cities" Bike Parade!|
|Date||Friday September 22|
|Time||5:30 PM - 7:00 PM|
|Import this event into your personal calendar.|
|Meet at the downtown clocktower @ 5:30pm, ride @ 6pm!|
|Event Type||Party/Street Party|
Celebrate A Day Without Cars!
World Carfree Day is an annual celebration of cities
and public life, free from the noise, stress and
pollution of cars. Each year on September 22, people
around the world organize events of all sizes to
showcase alternatives to the automobile.
The goal of World Carfree Day is to call attention to
the damage done by society's love affair with the
automobile. Cars have changed the way we live and have
changed the environment we live in. In many European
cities, one fourth of the city's surface area is given
over to the automobile in the form of streets or
parking lots. In a place like Los Angeles, it is two
thirds. Meanwhile, parks and playgrounds are becoming
World Carfree Day is a celebration of cities and towns
as human space, as places for people to live. In those
cities where a street is closed, people can - if only
for a day - experience how peaceful their city can be
if there is no thundering of motors, no honking of
horns, and no boxes of steel blocking the way.
How to participate: Friday, September 22nd
-Don’t drive or ride in a car
- Walk, bike, skateboard, or take public transportation!
- Tell a friend
- Join fellow Santa Cruzers for a Community "Green
Cities" Bike Parade! Wear/decorate your bike in Green!
gather 5:30 Town Clock Tower Ride 6pm