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Chiang Mai Car Free Day—Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010


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This must be a hoax:

Chiang Mai Car free Day—Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010 Chiang Mai to be the first city to sign the 10:10 green eco city pledge in Southeast Asia.“A thousand-mile journey begins with the first step.” Chinese Proverb In conjunction with World Car free Day (http://www.worldcarfree.net/) on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, Chiang Mai will celebrate Car free Day on Sunday.• Activities begin at 6 a.m. at the Three Kings Monument in the old city inside the moats and continue till midday:• Official closing of Prapokklao Road in front of Three Kings Monument as a test for expansion of road closures to traffic at weekends and switch to public transport1200 cyclists and samlor rally6 bicycle routes around the city• Music and cultural performances• Health action—demonstrations in yoga and aerobics Dual Main Event at Think Park at the Rin Kham (Rincome) Intersection (Huai Kaew & Nimmanhaeminda Roads) from 9amJoin our umbrella group of community and grassroots clubs (RED SHIRT PARTY!!?) associations and organizations from farmer’s groups, environmental groups to city schools and Chiang Mai Universities.Contact NoCaroline 083-1523621 Kritsada 081-8815612 Dr. Nirandorn 053-872340

Walking Street and 3 Kings area are always closed on Sundays after mid day, what's the difference :lol:

<deleted> Chiang Mai car free ? Not in a 100 years, well, eventually in 20 years or so.

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Do it on a Saturday. Absolutely the worst day of the week to drive into town. Every body and their brothers is going to market.:lol: Sunday?? What a joke.:cheesy:

Hahahihihurrrp... we already know their amazing skills in traffic 'management' with Songkran and Loi Kathoy :whistling: Police hanging around near the few red-white fences.

But we will see, I do believe in miracles <_<

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Hi, just stumbled upon this forum while reading a security bulletin stating a possible "Red Shirt" rally during this time. The bulletin explains the route for the rally and it includes the 3- kings area, all around the moat roads and ends at the sports stadium. Could be interesting.

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As small and quixotic as it may be, this is a positive step in the right direction. At the very least it deserves a modicum of moral support from all of us if nothing else.

What it definitely doesn't deserve is snide, unhelpful, put-downs. If you're not going to help, at least get out of the way and take your negative attitudes with you.

Closing all the major malls for a day would certainly curtail car use for that day and is an experiment worth trying, but I wonder if it's practical. A lot of working couples have just that one day a week in which to do their shopping, catch a movie, etc. These people would be left stranded, and there are quite a lot of them. Besides, the businesses have to be willing to forgo a major payday and would need to be somehow incentivized.

The Car Culture is not going away until there is major public transport improvement. Governments are rarely pro-active so public transport improvements are not going to happen until there's a groundswell of demand for it from the public. That public movement has to start somewhere and the people behind Car Free Day are making some kind of beginning.

What are *we* doing besides whining and taking potshots on ThaiVisa?

Having said that... World Car free Day is supposed to be on Sept 22. The fact that CM's event is on Sept 19 and coincides with an anti-government rally does raise a 'Red' flag.

Still, anything that starts people thinking about a car-free lifestyle should be encouraged.

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