Car Free Day

Car Free Day has been slow to catch on in the "car-obsessed" U.S.
September 27, 2004, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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While hundreds of European cities closed streets or entire districts for this year's car-free day, some capitals saw the scheme backfire causing large traffic jams.

"While there are a handful of car-free locations in the United States, including Michigan's Mackinac Island and Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade, the idea has been slow to catch on in this car-obsessed country. Just a few U. S. cities -- Madison, Wis., Decatur, Ga., and Portland, Ore. -- are hosting car-free day events."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Thursday, September 23, 2004 in The San Francisco Chronicle
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