Car free days?


In 1939, Holland had some “car-free days”. The people were not allowed to drive a car at these days, which were only the sundays and holidays. The reason why the Dutch government decided to introduce these days, was because of a lack of gasoline. When the gasoline shortage was gone, the Dutch were allowed to drive the car at all time again. In 1949, the same thing happened, again it was forbidden to drive a car on sundays. In the ’70, the oilcrisis broke out and for the third time, nobody was allowed to drive a car unless you had an important business meeting.

If you have no gasoline, it is good to forbid people to drive on some days. But besides the fact that it is profitable for the economy, it is also very helpfull for the environment. We should have a car free day in Holland, every 6…

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