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Kathmandu Metropolitan City to mark world car-free day

http://www.myrepublica.com/portal/index.php?action=news_details&news_id=83213 Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is set to observe World Car Free Day for a week starting from September 22 in order to discourage motor vehicles along the roads in the core areas of the capital and encourage walking and cycling. It is for the first time that the government has decided to observe the… Read More ›

Toronto to pilot ‘open streets’

http://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/2014/04/16/open_streets_pedestrian_sunday_on_bloor_off_to_a_plodding_start.html Toronto is looking at closing Bloor St. to cars for one Sunday morning this summer in a pilot project patterned after Open Streets events held in New York, Mexico City and other cities. The idea is to boldly transform the street into a linear park and let pedestrians, joggers and cyclists take over for… Read More ›

In Suwon citizens applaud car free month

http://www.dw.de/locals-applaud-car-free-month-in-korean-city/a-17124711 Residents in the South Korean city of Suwon have just spent a month without cars. Organizers and participants say the project could be a model for city life in the future. Local resident Lee Seung-ryong is riding a Segway around Haenggun Plaza in Suwon. He’s currently working as a volunteer at the EcoMobility World… Read More ›

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