World Car Free Day to save the environment celebrated the word over

Ever wondered how many vehicles ply on Indian roads on a daily basis?  Ever taken into account the pollution and emission problems and how it will affect our planet?  Well, it was time to do just that yesterday. People from all over the world took to the streets to point out the dangers and health hazards associated with vehicular emission and harmful exhaust.  Participants in World Care Free Day advocated the use of bicycles, or taking public transport to work.

Various college students and activists participated in many such events.  A cycle rally was organized in Powai and other adjoining areas to bring this message to residents. Many a youngster says that not only is cycles economical and effective, but has good health benefits as well.

While cycling to nearby areas and using public transport when traveling longer distances would have been ideal, the Indian car market dictates otherwise.  Besides rallies, there have been house to house campaigns to bring the message to people in a more personal way. It is always hopeful to see youngsters appeal to people’s better sense and bring some change to the way people travel. Despite this, penetrating commute patterns in India seems difficult with the number of car owners growing each year.

World Car Free Day to save the environment celebrated the word over

 

Ever wondered how many vehicles ply on Indian roads on a daily basis?  Ever taken into account the pollution and emission problems and how it will affect our planet?  Well, it was time to do just that yesterday. People from all over the world took to the streets to point out the dangers and health hazards associated with vehicular emission and harmful exhaust.  Participants in World Care Free Day advocated the use of bicycles, or taking public transport to work.

 

Various college students and activists participated in many such events.  A cycle rally was organized in Powai and other adjoining areas to bring this message to residents. Many a youngster says that not only is cycles economical and effective, but has good health benefits as well. 

 

While cycling to nearby areas and using public transport when traveling longer distances would have been ideal, the Indian car market dictates otherwise.  Besides rallies, there have been house to house campaigns to bring the message to people in a more personal way. It is always hopeful to see youngsters appeal to people’s better sense and bring some change to the way people travel. Despite this, penetrating commute patterns in India seems difficult with the number of car owners growing each year.