Auto-immobile (Sept. 22 is "car-free day")

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Well, this is one car not on the roads today, or ever again.

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Many cities around the world hold events on September 22 to mark "International Car Free Day", closing off some streets to cars and turning them into more people- and pedestrian-friendly areas... for a while, at least. The idea is to encourage people to leave the car at home, and instead to walk, bike or take public transit. Like other similar events ("Earth Minute", "Buy Nothing Day", etc.), the effect is more symbolic than substantial. It really is about raising awareness.

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Car-Free Days (Wikipedia)
Montreal marks Car Free Day (CBC News). They and quite a few other cities closed off a substantial part of downtown to cars, while Toronto, in a very small gesture, closed only one block of one street (Yonge Street near Dundas Square).

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  1. E_TAVARES 100 months ago | reply

    A wonderful concept. Great job with the composition and processing. Love the title too!

  2. risquillo 100 months ago | reply

    Wwoowww awesome catch my friend!

  3. _ØяAcLә_ 100 months ago | reply


    This is the 1st time Ive ever heard of "International Car Free Day" myself. Both photos are KOOL. I don't know about putting the car aside for a bicycle or
    [ pat & charlie] your good old Chuck Taylors, but it sounds like a pretty good Idea to heighten awareness :-)

    Have a very Blessed Tuesday :-)
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  4. Jan Schietse 100 months ago | reply

    this is ART

  5. jotka26 [deleted] 100 months ago | reply

    good man! can we see your driver license!

  6. the-father 100 months ago | reply

    wow! great find!

    You are my winner!
    Please add this photo to
    Please award at least 2 other photos.

  7. Cl☼se - bises & merci à vous de tt mon ♥ :-) [deleted] 100 months ago | reply

    dans le "thumbnail" je pensais que c'était une voiture qui volait dans les airs ! :-))

  8. Sash´s Kitchen-Studio Photography 100 months ago | reply


    a shame for this car, my dear

    enjoy your day
    no car please

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  9. 100 months ago | reply

    Hmm car-free but not care-free, so it seems ;-) Nice catch sir!

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  10. Daskalakis Nikos 100 months ago | reply

    A sad reminder but a nicely balanced photograph with very natural colors.

  11. JannaPham 100 months ago | reply

    Very cool shot! Thank you! Have a good time!

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  12. zanettco 100 months ago | reply

    Wonderful work my friend !!!

    Greetings from sunny and too hot Portugal :)

  13. Joe Wicks 100 months ago | reply

    Fascinating shot... wow!
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  14. GUNDOGAN 100 months ago | reply

    Great idea...We][ done..

  15. dusk013 100 months ago | reply

    Awesome shot!

  16. Shanti - Peace Through Lens 100 months ago | reply

    Great picture to spread this message. nice find and well captured.

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  17. natureloving 100 months ago | reply

    Wonderful shots !!

  18. Ibleo 100 months ago | reply

    Fantastic and nice capture!!!

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