Car-Free Day in Madrid

October 7, 2008 / No Comments

Good for you, Madrid. Everyone in the city was required to park their cars for the day and get to work, school, shopping or otherwise by some other means. In Central Madrid the idea was to promote a green lifestyle.

Dads with babies, dads pulling babies, dads pulling babies while doing business or checking in with mom on their cell phones, dads pulling babies with their recumbents, and, um, okay, where are the moms in these pictures?

What GP wants to know is why doesn’t Madrid and Paris and Berlin and Beijing and Tokyo, and Moscow (too cold?) and New York City and and all the major cities and minor ones, too, have car-free days? If it can be done once, why can’t it be done regularly? Huh? Huh?

Nice try, Madrid. But, what I want to know, is what will tomorrow be like?