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Free Bikes as Moscow Celebrates Days Without Cars

Muscovites will be able to rent bicycles at a discount rate for two days next week as part of citywide celebrations in honor of World Carfree Day.

The event, which will be marked Monday in cities around the globe, encourages residents to give up their cars and travel by other means of transport.

As this year's event falls on Friday, a working day, Moscow authorities have decided to hold a second day of celebrations on Saturday, deputy head of the city's transportation department, Alina Bisembayeva, was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency.

On both days, cyclists will be able to rent bikes for free for an hour, while other discounts will be available for daily and monthly hires, Bisembayeva said.

Celebrations will also be taking place Saturday on boulevards around the city.

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