The Ministry of Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure (MESP) together with the Municipality of Prishtina and the Kosovo Police have marked the “International Car Free Day”. This day aims to raise awareness of people to avoid for at least one day cars that emit substances harmful to the body and as an effort to contribute to environmental protection.
Deputy Minister of Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure, Linda Çavdarbasha said that she showed that the purpose of this activity is to promote more car-free movement and that all citizens practice movement without motor vehicles.
Çavdarbasha: The goal is to promote more car-free movement
“The main goal is to promote more car-free movement, that is, for all citizens to focus and use vehicles that are not motorized, but vehicles that are zero or little pollution in the environment, which is very important for us. The reason is that now is approaching the winter and autumn seasons, where temperatures are already beginning to decrease and where environmental pollution and air pollution in all municipalities of Kosovo is very high, given that every day is increasing the number of population and their relocation from villages to cities is very large, then the more we use non-polluting motor vehicles such as bicycles and other vehicles or public transport would help to reduce environmental pollution, She declared.
Shpend Sopa from the Non-Governmental Organization said that this day is marked in order to improve the air, where in honor of this are marked activities with bicycles, and free walking.
Sopa: Today we are celebrating one of the most important environmental days
“Today we are celebrating one of the most important environmental days which is the day without cars which marks the culmination of the closing of the European Mobility Week where in over 1500 different cities it has been tried to promote the use of public transport, alternative transport, free walking and the use of bicycles This day is marked in order to improve air quality, the environment as well as our physical and health well-being In honor of this day are marked various activities such as bicycle activities, free walking and such different, ”Sopa emphasized.
Moreover, Berat Radovica, leader of the “bicycle miracle” has shown that this year this activity is organized differently than before due to the pandemic.
He also adds that next year he hopes that this activity will be held for more days
Rakovica: Today is the day without cars, these activities have been organized for several years
“Today is the day without cars, these activities have been organized for several years, this time we have not blocked the city due to unsuitable conditions, so it is a pandemic, we believe that next year will be different, the situation will not be alone a day without cars but there will be many more days, there will be no need to organize such events as we hope they have created the conditions for cyclists on the road, “said Radovica.
Where this day since 1988 in Paris this day has begun to be celebrated and within four years has managed to become World Car Free Day worldwide