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City-Wide Events

City-wide events utilize resources across the city and can temporarily modify elements of the transportation grid to encourage walking and cycling, to engender a sense of community, and to increase green space and park usage.

In 2008, Seattle initiated the Car Free Days campaign to combat global warming by encouraging residents to drive their cars 1,000 fewer miles each year. Car Free Days embrace the idea of linking recreational activities in parks to neighborhood business centers without needing an automobile. Car-free days are gaining in popularity in cities from Bogota, Colombia, to Portland, Oregon.

Sample City-Wide Programs
Seattle Car Free Days
Ciclovia (Bogota, Colombia)
Sunday Parkways (Portland, Oregon)
Seattle PARK(ing) Day
National PARK(ing) Day
Walk to School Month
It’s a Walk in the Park

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