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Dubai residents urged to participate in Car-Free Day

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Feb. 18, 19 | 2:51 pm

The Dubai Municipality urged residents to leave their vehicles parked on February 24 and opt to use public mode of transportation in celebration of the annual “Car-Free Day”.

In a tweet, the Dubai Municipality encouraged residents to walk, bike, or use public transport as means to get to their destinations.

“Not just a day, every day. Be part of this event. Stay tuned,” said Dubai Municipality.

During the celebration of Car-Free Day in 2018, Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality said that Car-Free Day seeks to raise Dubai’s profile among the world’s eco-friendly cities by finding all sustainable and effective solutions to meet the various environmental challenges.

Among these problems, Lootah said, are air pollution and the increase in the carbon footprint resulting from vehicle emissions.

“Dubai is already the first city in the world to achieve a sustainable clean environment through its environmental and health initiatives,” said Lootah.

“Each vehicle, with a full tank fuel size of 15 gallons, emits nearly 140 kilograms of carbon dioxide into the air, taking the annual emissions to four tons, contributing towards global warming. The campaign will contribute in achieving our objectives of UAE National Agenda 2021 in preserving air quality and reducing carbon footprint,” he added.

Other municipalities such as Ajman, Al Ain and Ras Al Khaimah also joined the initiative in 2018.

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