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    10 June 2012: Note to the visitor:
    It is quite a challenge to try to follow the latest locations of these national and indeed other Car Free Day web sites. At least half of them tend to migrate each year, a testimonial to the dynamics of these events, as well as the determination of some people not to let them slip away into oblivion.

    If you have corrections or additions to the list you, your inputs would be much appreciated.


    In 1994 when the idea was first put broached from an international perspective, there were zero national CFD programs on the planet. Five years later there was a first handful. And today, there are close to two dozen and counting.

    As you can see in considerable detail from the information and links in this site, the number and quality of car free day projects and programs is rapidly expanding. In many ways Europe has taken the lead, but not all. Over the last several years there has been a growing wave of interest and activity in car free days of a much more ambitious type in other parts of the world. There is also a growing variety of approaches and ways of organizing, which is all very much to the good.

    In this section of the site you have one-click access to all of the national C/FD programs known to us to this date. The several countries where "placeholder" is indicated, are places in which activity is increasing and we have been contacted by groups indicating their intention to create some kind of national grouping.

    Note: These groupings are not by any means homogeneous in terms of their organization. Some are ad hoc. Some have been spun off by national energy or environmental agencies, others are purely locally inspired and ad hoc. you will see in each case as you enter the site.

    Translation:
    As you will note, a number of these sites use languages other than English. In those cases, you may find it useful to make use of the machine translation capabilities which are available on all pages of the site and explained here. It may not be perfect, but if you want to have an idea of what is going on, this can be a big help. You may also want to have a look at the section that deals with web site translation.

    Missing Programs?
    Are we missing anything important here? If so, this is the time and place to let us know.

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