Monday, 22 September 2008
World Car Free Day aka Missed Opportunity
It’s a definite irony that I heard for the first time (shame on me!!) about the World Car Free Day stuck in a traffic jam whilst driving to work this morning.
Not that I could’ve done anything even if the knowledge of such an initiative had come earlier, but it was nonetheless a missed opportunity to do something good, to give something back to Mother Earth.
Of course, it had to also be on a Monday this year for a test of resolution and commitment to do good, but I would have imagined that things would probably be status quo for Malaysian motorists any which way.
I wonder, too, if any of our leaders would do something similarly philanthropic as did Lee "Cycling President" Myung-bak to celebrate the World Car Free Day.
There were nonetheless some levels of coercion on the part of the authorities by way of roadblocks and actual buses-only lanes, but there was no mistaking the political will to celebrate such an occasion.
Is it a worthwhile escapade to undertake every Sept 22?
Do we really have to ask?
Next year, then.