World Carfree Day - Links/Organisers
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- Brighton - United Kingdom
The Slow Bike Race Challenge Cup
The Egg, Bike & Spoon Race
The Bicycle Ballet www.bicycleballet.co.uk
plus others to be confirmed
- Grenoble - France
"Urban Space reconquest" ! ! ! !
Between 12:00 and 14:00, when cars go out of the parking, we park a bike
and we use the rest of the space for having lunch and talking together,
playing or listening music, playing sport (badmington, ping pong, etc),
making children drawing on the ground, but also giving informations, etc.
We invite everybody to join us "place de Metz" in Grenoble, to use this
place in the city center which is used only by cars in the rest of the
- Milan - Italy
Milan University's Mobility Week is joined by North Park Administration, Association +bc, UISP (a sports
group), and the Sesto San Giovanni Community YoVo Association for a day in the Nord Milano Park to see new cycle path projects and to present Bicycle Orienteering Sport to adults and children. There will be a breakfast for cyclists and free cycle repair by the +bc association. Theatre: a cycle monologue by a young (cyclist)actress in
order support of a bicycle project in Togo (Africa).
There will be two photographic expositions (15th - 25th) on Milan's cycle self-repair groups and the African project "ToGo by bycicle".
- Koice - Slovakia
Carnival on bicycles and inline skates. This event is a celebration of our regular promotional
and protest weekly bikerides with the goal to popularise this form of
ecological, end economical transport and to bring the attention of
authorities to the very bad condition for cyclists. Photos at www.mickosice.sk/cyklofoto.htm
- Bucharest - Romania
Spreading leaflets with information about transport and climate to car drivers.
- Istanbul - Turkey
Bike tour istanbul
- Belarus - Minsk
- Belgium -Brussels
- Croatia - Osijek Greens
- Czech Republic - Dìtí zemì
- Czech Republic - Auto*Mat
- Germany - Berlin
- Germany ('Mobile without a car' - June)
- Germany (Klimabündnis/Climate Alliance)
- Italy - Milan (September 17 at "Parco Nord Milano" near the university district. Goal is to promote a cycling lane from the university to the park. Events also Sept 22 and 24)
- Poland - Wroclaw
- Russia (various cities, see also Critical Mass website)
- Serbia and Montenegro (Novi Sad, Kraljevo - no website) - exibitions, critical mass, videonight, workshops, games for kids, music, picnic
- Switzerland - Zürich
- Santiago - Chile
Ciudad Viva is participating in a coalition to celebrate World
Car Free Day. The Spanish-language website and special
edition of Ciudad Viva's periodical, La Voz de La Chimba, include pedestrian and
- Brazil (Ruaviva NGO)
- Brazil (Bicicletada)
- Colombia - Bogotá (Bicibogota - February)
- Ecuador - Quito (no website - Colectivo Quito para Todos plans to document the amount of space cars take up in a street)
- Mexico - San Luis Potosi
North America - Canada
- Windsor - Ontario
City Street Celebration: an expo for alternative transportation
comments: This is the second annual City Street Celebration
eventdescription: films, presentations, music, childrens events,
alternative transport'n demonstrations, info tables, safety and
- Toronto - Ontario
Activities in Dundas Square continue into the evening.
Street closure featuring:
Concerts, Kids activities, sports, stunts shows, relaxation area, booths,
arts corner and more! All free!
- Montreal - Québec
We will be hosting a Car Free Day march from our
downtown campus to Place des Arts at 11AM on Friday September 22 that will
coincide with the march held by Voyagé Futé. We will also be hosting a
free Bike Repair Workshop on campus from 1PM until 6PM.
North America - United States
- Louisville - Kentucky
Proclamation from Mayor, Car Free Pledge, Bike to Work Initiative, Walk to School Program
- Oakland - California
The City of Oakland's 3rd annual CarFree Day observance will
feature a lunchtime transportation fair in front of City Hall.
eventdescription: Transportation Fair
- Los Angeles - California
A night of films, music, and fun celebrating and demonstrating Car-Free
transportation choices. Bring a blanket, a picnic, and a friend and watch
the sun go down behind the Los Angeles skyline. Admission is Free. email:
info@BikeNow.org web: www.BikeNow.org
- Santa Cruz - California
Join fellow Santa Cruzers for a Community "Green Theme" Bike Parade! Wear
& decorate your bike in Green! Ride for greener, sustainable cities.
gather 5:30 Town Clock Tower Ride 6pm
- Portland - Oregon
Portland Carfree Days 2006. SW Ankeny between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
- La Crosse -
A day of local events, culminating with a festival at Cameron Park. Music and other entertainment; information
on how to live car-free. Candlelight peace vigil after dark.
On Saturday, September 23, the SpokesnFolks Parade celebrates human powered transportation.
Everyone is invited to join the parade, whether they walk, bike, skate, or
whatever. Anything goes as long as it's human powered, and flamboyant
creativity is encouraged. Prizes will be offered for the best
- Madison - Wisconsin
Carfree Challenge: Anyone can participate in the two week Car Free Challenge by
committing to reduce at least one car trip per week, and keeping track of
their travel at carfreechallenge.com . The challenge starts on September
22 and runs through October 5.
- Pasadena - California
Declaration by Mayor, "Car-Free Pasadena Day"; "You
Want Me to Walk Where!?!" events; working on discounts and gifts from
merchants for non-auto arrivals.
- Philadelphia, PA
- Orange and Durham County, NC
- Decatur, GA
- Arcata, CA
- Berkeley, CA
- Portland, OR
- Ashland, OR
- Franklin, TN
- Madison, WI
- Pittsburgh, PA (July 23, 2005)
- Seoul - South Korea
922 stop the car' citizens' campaign -
Bicycle campaign with children
- Petaling Jaya - Indonesia
Lunch to celebrate World
Car-Free Day and the launch of RapidKL's Area 5 & 6 revamped bus routes.
We are buying lunch for anyone interested in World Carfree Day
& KL public transport at Sunway Pyramid on Friday, 22 Sept 2006. Please
call Shin at 016-3478246
- Tauranga - New Zealand
Willow Steet in the centre of town will be closed for an alternative transport day. There will be a
"car-crush" where people can have their car crushed in return for one year
of free bus travel. Bike maintenance demonstrations, safe
bike riding courses, guided city walks. The city is also holding a transport surgery on board a bus where residents can quiz council staff
and politicians on the transport policies and strategies for the City.
Organisations invloved include BikeNZ, City on Its Feet, Sport Bay of
Plenty, TravelSafe and Environment Bay of Plenty.
- Istanbul - Turkey
Bike tour istanbul