Introduce car-free days and ciclovías (temporary street closures to encourage cycling and walking) in primary and secondary cities to build support for longer-term policies.

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Car-free days and ciclovías involve closing city streets to motorized traffic and opening them completely to pedestrians and cyclists, in order to promote physical activity and encourage people to use an alternative to private motorized transport as a part of their daily routine. It is important to note that car-free days and ciclovías provide a modest GHG emissions reduction benefit, as they are often voluntary and usually implemented across few streets for a limited duration; nevertheless, they can lead to longer-term transit behavioral change.

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