WCD: Vienna

viennaFor the third year in a row, IG Fahrrad organised a public event on one of the busiest roads in Vienna’s town centre. The “Ringstrasse” or “Ring” road encircles the Old Town with four lanes for cars and two tram-lines, while pedestrians and cyclists have to share a small alleyway. On WCD IG Fahrrad, along with a platform of other environmental organisations made a demonstration of how pleasant this road could be without cars. Several hundred people enjoyed a picnic on the ring road, while thousands of passersby got the point. The city government, car drivers and car lobbies were not amused to see this happen during weekday rush hour traffic, but it attracted media attention. The event was a big success!

Alec Hager


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