Competitive Enterprise Institute Protests World Car-Free Day

World Car-Free Day is called hurtful to the poor, the handicapped, and the elderly.

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Life without a car? That's the goal of Tuesday's World Car-Free Day. The Euro-eco group's goal is a simple one: Once you step out of your car, throw away the keys.

To some, that's just un-American, and the Competitive Enterprise Institute is saying that out loud. It has suggested that eliminating cars would be harmful to the elderly, the poor, and the handicapped. To get a feel for the potential hardships, it urges consumers to imagine being without a car:

— When it's raining.

— When carrying several bags of groceries.

— When you've got your baby or toddler with you.

— When hobbling on crutches.

— After midnight.

— When you're in a rush to get to a train or bus station.