In Photos: #Bolivia's Day of the Pedestrian and Cyclist. @embarqnetwork #Cycling

In Photos: #Bolivia's Day of the Pedestrian and Cyclist. @embarqnetwork #Cycling

Bolivia’s fourth annual Day of the Pedestrian and Cyclist banned cars from all roads, cutting greenhouse gas emissions and giving pedestrians space for a variety of activities. El Alto’s Cruce Viacha, which is full of traffic on a typical weekday (left), is transformed on the Day of the Pedestrian (right). Photos by Gwen Kash. On the first Sunday in September, 2014, cities across Bolivia closed their roads for the fourth annual “Day of the Pedestrian and Cyclist in Defense of Mother Earth .” The event, often referred to simply as the “Day of the Pedestrian,” is an expanded version of the ciclovías held in many cities, where streets are closed to cars and dedicated to cyclists and pedestrians. Instead of closing a limited number of avenues, however, each road in the capital city of La Paz was closed from 9am to 6pm, and each was closed in the neighboring city of El Alto fro...

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