WCD: Irpin

IMG_5609This year World Carfree Day (WCD) was a success in the Ukraine. More people on city streets found out about the carfree movement for the first time. The city of Irpin had its main street closed to cars and the main square was alive with music and informative speeches. Local officials were active in preparations. The event received nearly 20 different forms of media coverage. Citizens of Irpin came to enjoy the entertainment, as well as join a cycling parade around the town, showing their delight in a town centre free of cars, by waving their hands and applauding. The parade finished in a forest where a cross-country competition was to begin. Several other Ukrainian towns held WCD events including Kyiv, Lviv and Sumy.

Yuliya Mucluk

www.climateinfo.org.ua

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