Monday, September 24, 2007

Car Free Day

A number of countries throughout the world held a Car Free Day in order to cut down carbon emission. I knew from the newspapers that China and Indonesia did participate.

Can you imagine that the picture on the left is one of the major roads in Jakarta. I have been to Jakarta and their roads are packed to the brim and to be able to hold such a Day there, it was a good effort.

Malaysia is already planning to do something in future looking at the fact that 2 million enters Kuala Lumpur daily thus congesting and polluting the capital city. If you were to read the article KL eyes fee to ease traffic, you'll find that the City Hall Council may implement a payment system on cars coming into the city during peak hours, a system that has been implemented in Singapore (ages ago), London and Stockholm.

So, KL city folks, be prepared to pay for additional cost for driving your car into the city and the petrol price will increase after the general election too.

Reading: History of Car Free Day - World Carfree Network
Tags: Car Free Day, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Traffic, World Carfree Network



Blogger 3POINT8 said...

more tolls?
Thats bad!

25 September, 2007 00:55  
Blogger Convivialdingo said...

I'm car free almost every day!

I work from home and pretty much only go out for kids soccer, groceries, and church. Since I live many miles from the nearest grocery I try to do it all at once.

I think companies that can, should try to implement more work-at-home days (called telecommuting here). Many white-coller workers could easily do this - especially with broadband. Even sales and marketing should try this.

Perhaps one day only the managers will have to be at the office... heheh.

25 September, 2007 00:57  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

its not a toll where u pay at a booth but u have to get a prepaid card and a sensor will detect yr card as u go into the city

and i like the last proposal - mgrs stay in office ...hahahaha

25 September, 2007 01:28  
Anonymous joy said...

I wonder who else participated. Hmm. But they should do it more than once a year.

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25 September, 2007 03:29  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

quite a number of countries participated, whereas in usa, certain states participated only.

when u do a google search on car free day, it'll show which countries due to write ups on it

26 September, 2007 09:21  

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