Bolivia's 'Day of Pedestrian' Replaces Cars With People

Bolivia took two million cars off the street in nine cities during the "National Day of the Pedestrian." The event arrived when President Evo Morales' government plans to build a highway through the Amazon rainforest, the BBC reports.
September 6, 2011, 1pm PDT | Kristopher Fortin
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The "National Day of the Pedestrian" replaced cars with a diverse array of people:

"In Bolivia's main city, La Paz, the BBC's Mattia Cabitza was engulfed by a sea of young people taking part in a marathon, and the usually congested streets were instead occupied by street artists and other performers.

"Exercise instructors taught tai-chi to passers-by while some Bolivians were seen dressed up as zebras, playing hopscotch in the road, Reuters reports."

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Published on Sunday, September 4, 2011 in BBC
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