Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Join others throughout the Washington region and worldwide in celebrating Car-Free Day on September 22 this year. The first Car-Free Day was held September 2000 to encourage a small act that can have a big impact. The idea is that once residents try working from home, carpooling, vanpooling, riding a bus, taking a train, pedaling a bicycle, or walking to a destination, they may be encouraged to do more of it in the future. With the high cost of gasoline, Car Free Day is a great opportunity for commuters to try Car Free and Car-Lite alternatives and see the positive impact on their daily commute.
Last year, about 7,000 people took the pledge to go Car-Free or Car-Lite, and contributed to improving the region’s air quality and reducing their carbon footprint. Pledge today to go car-free on September 22, and enjoy a chance to win great prizes, including an iPad and a bicycle.
Montgomery County ’s Commuter Services will be glad to assist employers in organizing Car-Free Day events, as well as help individual commuters find new ways to get to work. Email Commuter Services for assistance.