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    Christmas

    Every year our city hosts a Carols by Candlelight. It has become so big, they run it over 2 nights. The event is free (but you do need to get tickets) and it is well attended.

    City of Hobart | Carols by Candlelight

    One feature of the event is the transportation to and from the venue. In the interests of reducing traffic ...

    "Metro buses are providing a FREE bus service to and from the event each night for ticket holders. Simply show your ticket to the bus driver for the following services."







    The city has also started their free park and ride shuttle service from the Regatta Grounds to the centre of the city. Most would still drive to the Regatta Grounds, but this does ease the traffic in the centre of the city, and it encourages walking throughout the centre of the city to the various shops, events, etc.

    City of Hobart | Park & Ride Shuttle Service





    What sorts of things are your cities doing to reduce motorised vehicle traffic as people go to Christmas events, do their shopping, etc.?

    And on a more personal note ... have you been going about your Christmas preparations, events, etc. in a car-free or car-light manner? Tell us about that + tips and tricks for those who might be new to this.



    (Remember, every little bit counts, so let's keep this positive. Keep the criticism and negativity to a minimum.


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    Winnipeg Transit offers a free ride on New Year's Eve. It has been doing this since I lived there more than a decade ago now. I think the main goal is to reduce drinking and driving, but it can be a good way to get to the fireworks and other New Year's Eve events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    What sorts of things are your cities doing to reduce motorised vehicle traffic as people go to Christmas events, do their shopping, etc.?
    My city is doing absolutely zero nada zilch to reduce traffic around christmass time...This is the time of the year that sees most traffic congestion, most road rage, most arguments between drivers fighting about who gets the best parking spot closest to the store entrance and more road deaths and accidents from drunk driving and distracted driving. Cops are extra busy this time of the year and so are tow trucks drivers and bodyshops.
    Dangerous time for cyclists and pedestrians as everybody is rushing around doing their christmass shopping. The only good thing about this part of the year is that I get 2 weeks off from work and I can relax and visit with some of my family members and relatives. Other then that I hate everything about this time of the year. Christmas is not what it used to be long time ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    What sorts of things are your cities doing to reduce motorised vehicle traffic as people go to Christmas events, do their shopping, etc.?
    We cycling advocates have been meeting with our new mayor and have reached an agreement with him under which the city will encourage people to ride their bicycles to the town center to do their Christmas shopping instead of driving there. A publicity campaign that will include videos and and internet adverts is being put together.

    Un plan municipal incentivará el uso de la bici para ir al Centro en Navidad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    Winnipeg Transit offers a free ride on New Year's Eve. It has been doing this since I lived there more than a decade ago now. I think the main goal is to reduce drinking and driving, but it can be a good way to get to the fireworks and other New Year's Eve events.
    Toronto Transit as well, often sponsored by a liquor company - this year Corby's.

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