September 22 is World Car Free Day. We will join XR Boston again to celebrate this international event to imagine a city free from cars.
The ride starts at Copley Square at the BPL steps and will tour some of the coastal areas of the city that will disappear in the next few years. Bring lights (sunset is at 6:42), and wear blue or green if you can. We'll plan on riding for about 90 minutes.
Proposed route is below, we may need to skip the North End section depending on time.
Car Free Cities and the Climate Emergency
The domination of the automobile and lack of funding for alternatives like public transportation, cycling and pedestrian infrastructure is a direct result of lobbying by the fossil fuel industry. But we have simple, low cost solutions with minimal resource utilization that other major cities around the world are embracing. It is time to end the dominance of the private automobile and live in a city that is safer, cleaner, quieter and full of people instead of cars.
About World Car Free Day
Every year on or around 22 September, cities across the globe celebrate World Car-Free Day, encouraging motorists to give up their cars for a day. The event highlights the numerous benefits of going car-free to citizens—including reduced air pollution and the promotion of walking and cycling in a safer environment.