In the United States, we market electric cars to celebrate Earth Day. City officials in Medellin, Colombia, however, banned cars from city streets to encourage the use of bikes, walking and transit to work today.
Residents were encouraged to Apaga el motor, enciende tu corazon — ‘Turn off the engine, turn on your heart’ — in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on April 22, 2014.
A municipal decree prohibits the use of private cars today, in an attempt to reduce pollution levels and to promote the use of public and alternative transports.
This year marks the 7th year of Medellin’s Day Without Cars campaign. ¡Una bici más!