This is the official take on this annual event in Montreal:
“In town without my car!” is an international event intended to educate citizens about the negative impact of cars on quality of life and on the environment. Since 2003, the participation of Montréalers has been increasing. On 22 September 2004, a sector in the downtown core as well as part of a neighbourhood that surrounds a shopping centre were closed to car traffic. People could participate in many activities and travel from one to another by alternative means of transportation. The event has positive results: widespread participation, less air and noise pollution and awareness of alternative methods of transportation.
Now it’s YOUR turn (to vent if you like), what do you think of the day? Don’t hold back….