WCFD Reports from around the world
CCA allies were active all over the world, during World Carfree Day (WCFD) and further activities around this time and during "Urban October". We have put together a report covering a sampling of the activities, including image galleries. Scroll through all the images next to each report.
The prize for the most active location certainly deserves to go to Dhaka, Bangladesh, where all sorts of fun and serious events were held. We couldn't fit that into one text box, so please see the full page report for Dhaka. We hope you'll be inspired by all of these stories!
CCA allies Bike Anjo were present in numerous activities during Mobility Week in
September. Activities were coordinated with the local government, traffic secretary and bicycle coordinator.
In Niteroi, local held a gender and mobility conversation with a collective of women
cyclists. An event was held in Campo de São Bento, with lessons in cycling given. An
annual ride for World Carfree Day also took place, organized since 1985 by the bicycle shop @amazonasbikecentro, along with other associations, and bringing 10,000 cyclists together.
In Rio De Janeiro, the 6th edition of the Theater Fair was organized, with exhibitors of local products, gastronomy and fashion in the spotlight. This all included rides and activities, organized by Bike Anjo, Amazonia Passa Aqui and Cyclophonica pedaling orchestra. The “Ciclista pays half” campaign provided discounts for cyclists in different activities. Many other workshops, events, and games were organized.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Center for the Environment (national coordinator of the European Mobility Week), in cooperation with EU Info Centar and with the support of the city of Banja Luka, organized this year's Banja Luka cycling event – the twenty-first in a row!
After the end of the ride there was an award ceremony, with valuable prizes handed out, such as bicycles, electric scooters, trailers, and more.
Banja Luka Cycling Tour "Two Wheels Are Enough" marked the end of the European
Mobility Week and World Car Free Day – promoting sustainable urban mobility and
alternative modes of transportation.
The team of Bicycle Embassy Botswana organized a few rides in Gaborone, including the Bike 4 Future ride, and then on the 18th of September the Fancy Women Bike ride. Bicycle Embassy Botswana prepared CCA themed Cycling embassy T-shirts for participants. The rides were well enjoyed by all. Way to go Team Botswana!
During Carfree Day, CCA ally Digobikas organized the first ever PARK(ing) Day event in Kathmandu, which was very well received by the local community as well as the general public. They activated a metered parking space in Indrachowk with movable chairs, tables, a macrame teepee, plants, board games and some music and created micro living rooms for diverse people to come together, connect and have a good time.
CCA ally CEE India organized AmdaVadmA Cycle drive to celebrate the occasion of
World Car Free Day 2022. The cause is to spread awareness regarding Environmental Concerns and Traffic & Mobility sensibility in Ahmedabad City.
AmdaVadmA Cycle Drive engaged a large number of Ahmedabadis who enthusiastically participated and celebrated WCFD, marking their sincere attempts for citizen friendly road networks and climate friendly lifestyle.
In Czechia, environmental association Automat organized their yearly Zazit Mesto Jinak “Enjoy City differently” which, as usual, contained many different activities all over the city of Prague and elsewhere. Visit the Flickr gallery of Automat to see even more stunning photos of the celebration of carfree spaces and civic engagement as well as social occasions.
Flickr gallery for “Enjoy City Differently”
CCA is firmly anchored in its Dhaka hub. This is thanks to the fact that several great organizations work hand in hand: Work for a Better Bangladesh (WBB), Institute of Wellbeing (IWB), Carfree Cities Alliance Bangladesh (CCAB), Bangladesh Youth Climate Network (BYCN) & partners.
This year Team Bangladesh organized several fun events throughout the month of September to celebrate PARK(ing) (or Parklet) Day and especially World Car Free Day.
There were so many great activities that we created a special page to bring this all to you. Please find that here. This is great inspiration, so don’t miss out!