Can one day without cars really change our travel habits?

Jillian Anable

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle


It is said that on average, we take 66 days to form a new habit. So when an initiative sets out to change our habits in just 24 hours, there’s cause for scepticism. World Car-Free Day aims to do just that. The thought is that by closing city centres to cars for one day a year, people will make a long-term switch to alternative modes of transport and help us to address the many problems caused by our dependence on cars.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sept 2015

Bibliographical note

Jillian Anable receives funding from EPSRC, ESRC and the Energy Technologies Institute.


  • Transport
  • Cars
  • Public transport
  • Mobility
  • Tube strike


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