TORONTO, Ont. — The City of Toronto is considering banning vehicles one day a year, in its efforts to reduce smog.
“Sure, we should try it for a day,” says Betty Disero, chairwoman of Toronto’s works committee, adding, “we have to figure out what day and how it can be done.”
Her staff is putting together a report on the idea, which may start off with Yonge St. being closed to traffic for 24 hours.
As far fetched as the idea may sound, several European cities as well as a few in Latin America have adopted a car-free day.