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. World Carfree Network invites organisations and individuals everywhere to join!
Every September 22, people from around the world get together in the streets, intersections, and neighbourhood blocks to remind the world that we don’t have to accept our car-dominated society. 2009 should be no different.
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Books to Read
- Bourgeois Utopias: The Rise And Fall Of Suburbia
- The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
- MetroGreen: Connecting Open Space in North American Cities
- Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America
- Taking the High Road: A Metropolitan Agenda for Transportation Reform
- Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream
- Carfree Cities
- Who's Your City?: How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life
- American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass
- A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction (Center for Environmental Structure Series)