Many cities are starting to have car-free events for various reasons, whether it be: - increase community - decrease air pollution
Ciclovia, Bogota, Columbia
Streets temporarily closed for bicycles are called ciclovías. Starting in the 70s, each Sunday and public holiday from 7 am until 2 pm certain main streets of Bogotá, Cali, Medellín, and other municipalities are blocked off to cars for runners, skaters, and bicyclists.
Paris Breathes, France
Beginning in Summer 2016, Paris has banned car traffic along the Champs Elysées and other routes on the first Sunday of each month. This includes the pedestrianisation of the Avenue des Champs-Élysées. In addition to this, they also have an annual Journée sans ma voiture / Car Free Day held in September / October.
CivLAvia, Los Angeles
Inspired by Bogotá’s weekly ciclovía, CicLAvia temporarily closes streets to car traffic and opens them to Los Angelenos to use as a public park. Free for all, CicLAvia connects communities to each other across an expansive city, creating a safe place to bike, walk, skate, roll, and dance through Los Angeles. CicLAvia has been opening streets across Los Angeles county since 2010.