Three times a year Cochabamba celebrates what is called “El Día del Peatón”, which translated means, “Pedestrians Day.” You might ask, what is that? Well, these are days when within the city people can only travel by foot or bicycle. It’s always held on a Sunday and begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m.
At first it was kind of hard to get used to, but it has now become a day many of us look forward to. We have worship as usual (around 30 end up attending) and then we spend the rest of day in fellowship. The most recent Día del Peatón was the first Sunday of December. We shared a mean and spent the rest of the afternoon in fellowship and playing games.
I don’t know if something like this would work in the U.S., but it sure is a good idea. Not driving for a day wouldn’t hurt anyone plus it really helps, at least on that day, with the smog. Cochabamba, what a city!