Busan City will launch a campaign across the city to promote sustainable urban transportation for one week from September 18 to September 22 to celebrate the annual World Car-free Day (September 22).
The City intends to encourage public transportation in order to tackle problems caused by driving private cars, such as air pollution, traffic congestion and excessive energy consumption and to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels in response to climate change. The event’s success will rely on citizens’ voluntary participation.
To promote the event, all city workers from public agencies and private companies will be encouraged to use public transport on September 20. Parking lots at City Hall and all public agencies will be closed temporarily as an additional encouragement for workers to use public transport on September 20. Vehicles transporting the handicapped, pregnant women, or infants, emergency vehicles and government vehicles will be allowed to enter the parking lots as exceptions.