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[Ambassador report] [Free Report] Car Free Day

by Rohan Kapur | 03-08-2020 01:07 Comments 20 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



[Free Report] Car Free Day


Dubai is active in organising many environmental events and it encourages the community to participate in such events.
One of such environmental events is car free day, September 22 is world car free day. It encourages motorists to give up their cars for a day. 



While projects along these lines had taken place from time to time on an ad hoc basis starting with the 1973 oil crisis, it was only in October 1994 that a structured call for such projects was issued in a keynote speech by Eric Britton at the International Ciudades Accessibles (Accessible Cities) Conference held in Toledo (Spain). 



The initiative was launched in 2010 in the United Arab Emirates by the Dubai Municipality, as an annual event called Car Free Day and held during February. It has evolved over the years to become UAE Car Free Day, attracting annually a wide public private participation. This initiative symbolises the UAE vision of building a happy and sustainable global city. 

The use of public transport in encouraged, which is an important component of protecting the environment and its natural resources and maintaining air quality.


Major car parking lots are closed & most the government employees uses public transport on this day. They may alternatively use e-scooters, bicycles and rather walk to the office in case it is walkable distance.
Being the first of its kind in the region, UAE Car Free Day initiative is a significant environmental breakthrough. 


Its goals are aligned with global environmental agreements and aim at decreasing carbon emissions in Dubai, reduce global warming, spread environmental awareness and foster public transport culture. The initiative is also in line UAE Vision 2021 and the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
I also encouraged my father & friends to take public transport on car-free day.

Thanks for reading.

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20 Comments

Shobita Neupane

  • Shobita Neupane says :
    Hello Rohan,
    I have been reading some of your reports lately. All of them are well- written and inspiring. Thank you.
    Regards
    Posted 13-08-2020 13:18

Rohan Kapur

  • Rohan Kapur says :
    Hello Sang Su. Ozone layer filling will be a bright chapter in world environmental history. Thanks for your comments.
    Posted 13-08-2020 01:59

Rohan Kapur

  • Rohan Kapur says :
    Thanks, Shobita, for your kind comments.
    Posted 13-08-2020 01:58

Shobita Neupane

  • Shobita Neupane says :
    Hello Rohan,
    You have been writing informative and useful information for the followers of eco-generation. Keep writing.
    Regards,
    Shobita
    Posted 12-08-2020 17:52

Sang Su Mentor

  • Sang Su Mentor says :
    Hi Rohan Kapur, this is a mentor, Sang Su Lee.

    Thank you for introducing the background of "car free day" in your country. I believe that collective efforts of all humans can make changes. The epitome of such case is using of the gas called CFC. The usage of CFC has caused ozone depletion and this resulted in detrimental consequences. However, people collectively endeavored not to use this gas and finally could overcome this ozone hole issue. Scientists have predicted that by 2032, the whole ozone hole is going to be filled.

    Green cheers.
    Posted 12-08-2020 13:13

Rohan Kapur

  • Rohan Kapur says :
    Thanks, Alok
    Posted 11-08-2020 00:20

ALOK DHAKAL

  • ALOK DHAKAL says :
    Thank you so much for your report.

    Posted 07-08-2020 21:46

Rohan Kapur

  • Rohan Kapur says :
    Thanks, Dibya for your motivational thoughts.
    Posted 06-08-2020 02:01

Bal krishna Pandey

  • Bal krishna Pandey says :
    Greetings Rohan,
    Thanks for your active participation on car free day. We need to follow such positive events.
    green cheers~
    Posted 05-08-2020 14:14

Dibya Bhatta

  • Dibya Bhatta says :
    I hope you are doing well
    It's great to read from you
    Thank you so much for your report.
    Keep writing
    Green cheers
    Regards
    Posted 04-08-2020 13:24

Rohan Kapur

  • Rohan Kapur says :
    Thanks, Kushal for your great comments.
    Posted 04-08-2020 03:27

Rohan Kapur

  • Rohan Kapur says :
    Thanks, Paras.
    Posted 04-08-2020 03:26

Rohan Kapur

  • Rohan Kapur says :
    Thanks, Taehyun. double agreed, subject to public transport support, the car-free day will be a super success.
    Posted 04-08-2020 03:26

Rohan Kapur

  • Rohan Kapur says :
    Thanks, Bal Krishna for your great comments. Agreed. Cycle & walk may be easily used in many small cities and where your destination is near.
    Posted 04-08-2020 03:24

Rohan Kapur

  • Rohan Kapur says :
    Thanks, Aarati for your great comments. Car-free day has a big impact on the environment.
    Posted 04-08-2020 03:23

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Rohan

    Greetings and Namaste from Nepal
    Wishing you a safe stay
    Thank you for your report on car free day. I have heard about odd even policy for reducing pollution in India too

    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.
    Green Cheers :)

    Best wishes,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 03-08-2020 19:44

Paras Kunwar

  • Paras Kunwar says :
    Hello Rohan,
    Thanks for sharing this information
    Posted 03-08-2020 17:41

Taehyun Mentor

  • Taehyun Mentor says :
    Hello Rohan Kapur, this is mentor Taehyun!

    It sounds like you have a lot of determination to run a car-free day! It would be a great deal of confusion if we banned the use of our own cars even for a day, but if the public transportation infrastructure is good, this policy might be possible! Anyway, I envy you! I hope these policies will be implemented worldwide!

    Thank you for the report!

    Green cheers!
    Posted 03-08-2020 14:30

Bal krishna Pandey

  • Bal krishna Pandey says :
    Hello Rohan,
    The use of public transport should be encouraged. We can walk on foot or use bicycle too.
    I think the initiative taken by Dubai should be followed by other countries too.
    Green cheers~
    Posted 03-08-2020 12:01

Aarati Khatri

  • Aarati Khatri says :
    Greetings Rohan,
    I hope you are doing fine and are safe wherever you are.
    As the global traffic congestion have also created the immense effect on environment so. So, Celebrating the Events like "Car Free Day" will obviously ignite the youth to take care of surrounding even more.
    Thank you for sharing the information through your report.


    Posted 03-08-2020 11:02

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