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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:50 AM

Venezuelan Government Promotes “Car-Free” Caracas for Urban Cyclists

By Rachael Boothroyd

Source: Venezuelanalysis.comFriday, April 27, 2012

http://www.zcommunications.org/venezuelan-government-promotes-car-free-caracas-for-urban-cyclists-by-rachael-boothroyd

Venezuelan citizens took to the streets of Caracas yesterday as part of the government’s “Caracas Free Wheeling” campaign, a plan aimed at reducing the unnecessary use of cars and promoting a healthier lifestyle for residents of the nation’s capital.

With a slogan of “the car is turned off and you get active”, the campaign began on the 25th of March and involves the closing of roads across the city from 7 am to 3 pm every Sunday so that cyclists, runners and skaters can have free rein over the capital - without worrying about Caracas’ infamously hectic traffic.

So far the Venezuelan government has spent over 30 million bolivars ($US 6.976 million) as part of an initiative to take back areas of the capital city for its citizens, with “Caracas Free Wheeling” being the latest project launched. Open air gyms and children’s parks have also been built across sectors of Caracas.


“You get to know Caracas in a totally different way and you fall in love with it,” he added.

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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:10 AM

1. With a slogan of “the car is turned off and you get active”

all that oil they have and they are promoting exercise and less car use????

This and the free health clinics are proof that this country's government is dangerous and has to go!!!

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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:12 AM

2. With the horrendous traffic jams Caracas has and

the pollution due to all the old Cuban-style clunkers that are most of the cars on the road I'm not surprised.

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