"Just not by Car" Initiative

About the Initative

UNDP_SRB_samo ne automThe winners of the first "Just not by Car" challenge in Belgrade

On the World Car Free Day on September 22, companies in Belgrade and their employees had a unique opportunity to participate in a challenge Samo ne Autom (engl. Just Not by Car) and join the global initiative to help protect the environment by using ecologically sustainable means of transport.

On this day, cycling associations Bajsologija and Ulice za bicikle supported by Heinrich Böll Foundation and UNDP Serbia challenged organizations/employees in Belgrade to compete by employee teams leaving their cars at home for a day and opting for cycling or walking to work.

Outcome

A total of 450 employees from 35 participating employers took part.

As they cycled or walked 4,000 kilometers on that day, the estimated reduction of the emission of CO2 was 700kg.



N1, Dnevnik, 22.9.2016