Monday, September 10, 2007

No Car Day



It is "No Car Day" in Seoul today. Though the worldwide one is the 22nd of September, because it is the first day of Full Moon Harvest holidays here this year, Seoul city had decided to advance the date to today. This campaign was conducted in Jongno and also a much smaller area in Apgujeong from 4h to 18h00. Except bus, all the vehicles were not allowed to enter the road and both sides of the road were available for people to walk.

11 comments:

Neva said...

If you have as many cars as we do..that must have been wonderful to be car free for a day! I have listed you in my blog roll....hope you don't mind!

Sudoksa said...

For me, it's No Car Day... everyday ! (I don't have a car yet)

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

I yearn for a world without cars, I really do.

Dalicia said...

at least the roads will less congested and the air will be cleaner. i don't know about not having cars in the roads. i do want a better solution for the air and enviroment. well, that isn't my specialty. but i'm surrounded with friends that are enviromentalists :P

KMF said...

thats nice

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

I don't use car if not necessary but I'm not to forbid cars' circulation in cities and elsewhere. Cars may be noisy and help pollution and we have to work on them to prevent noise and pollution but cars grant freedom, movement, to visit, to travel, to meet...

Sunkyoung said...

Neva - The record says we already had 14 million cars with 13 million households in 2003. I am honoured that you added my blog to your page. I appreciate it a lot.

Eric - Neither do I.

Fénix - I understand what you think about cars, but I have to say having a car can be quite convenient sometimes. I just wish, when I have my own car, to still like walking and using public transportation.

Dalicia - Lucky you!

KMF - It was nice to walk on the road.

Fabrizio - Right, having a car can bring some good things too. We just need to use it in a better way or simply use it less.

Blue Wave 707 said...

That is a neat concept. That would work quite well in areras that have a good public transportation infrastructure.

Interesting banner.

• Eliane • said...

Well, if busses and subways are still running, we're in a perfect world. I would love for NYC to organize something like this. They'd probably have to pick a Sunday... ;)

travelphilippines said...

wow that is sooo great i wonder when can we have a no car day here in the philippines.

Sunkyoung said...

BW - I think we have good transportation system and the thing I think that need to be improved is the working people's services and attitudes, in particular bus and taxi drivers. Some of them drive too wild and very unkind.

Eliane - Some people here too complained that the city picked up Monday.

TP - It would be great to have this kind of day even once a year.