Bolivia's "Day of the Pedestrian".
On 4 September 2011 motor vehicle traffic came to a stop across Bolivia for the Day of the Pedestrian. News reports estimate at least 2 million cars were taken off the streets in nine cities, and public transit came to a halt. (7) Air pollution is a serious problem in Bolivian cities more than 2,000 m above sea level: some locations have PM]0 levels more than twice the average for Latin America and the Caribbean. (8)
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|Author:||Dooley, Erin E.|
|Publication:||Environmental Health Perspectives|
|Date:||Oct 1, 2011|
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