Taking place on Tuesday 22nd September, World Car Free Day is an annual celebration of cities and public life, free from the noise, stress and pollution of cars. This is a fantastic chance to discuss the importance of exercise with your children as well as the impact of cars on the environment.
Why do we celebrate World Car Free Day?
Motor vehicles emit carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, which are major causes of global warming. World Carfree Day is celebrated to help the environment and bring awareness to what we can all do to help. This wonderful event encourages everyone to give up their cars for a day and consider alternative ways of travelling, for example walking and cycling to school/work more often.
Benefits of using cars less and cycling/walking more often:
- Helps the environment.
- Reduces air pollution.
- Quieter towns and cities.
- Helps you stay healthy and get some exercise.
- Cycling develops balance and coordination skills.
More information to follow on how you can participate.