Medellín, along with the nine other municipalities in the Aburrá Valley, is holding a “car-free” day on Tuesday, April 24. No motorcycles or cars with fewer than three occupants will be allowed on the roads between 07:00 and 19:00 (local time). Electric cars and cars powered by natural gas will be exempted.
The move is a bid to persuade residents to use public transportation more often in the city, which is plagued by major traffic congestion and associated high levels of air pollution.
Individuals in the Aburrá Valley are advised to adhere to all local regulations and to be prepared for increased demand for public transportation.