Here’s what the World Carfree Network says about today:
The World Carfee Network wants “city planners and politicians to give priority to cycling, walking and public transport, instead of the automobile.” We’re trying, folks, we’re trying. Honolulu rail will be one such project to reduce our collective dependence on the car.
There doesn’t seem to be a Honolulu event listed on the World Carfree Day website, but organizations in other cities across the United States have taken the pledge.
We can imagine the day a few years from now when September 22 will be celebrated as a day to eschew the private car here, too.
But getting used to living a quality life without our current near-total dependence on the car could take some getting used to. Maybe we should try working up to it every September 22nd during the decade.