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These Mayors Are Calling For A Car-Free Day In Europe

By Marissa Higgins

Going car-free is definitely a great way for people to reduce their carbon emissions on a regular basis. Whether you're commuting to work, school, or seeing your friends, leaving your car at home (or not owning one at all) is a fantastic habit to get into when you're trying to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle. But have you ever considered what it would be like to have an entire city be car-free?

Mayors in Europe are considering just that. The mayors of Paris and Brussels are calling for a car-free day across cities in all of Europe. Their logic is that car-free days in their respective cities have been successful initiatives, so doing it for all of Europe could make even more of an impact.

For example, in Brussels on September 16, there were almost no cars on the road. This is part of a yearly effort to lessen air pollution and encourage locals to get out and about on foot, public transportation, or riding their bikes.