This Friday, September 22, is Car Free Day! Join thousands of other D.C. residents and trade in your keys for greener modes of transport, such as biking, walking, metro or carpooling.
Car Free Day a worldwide event that takes place in 46 countries and over 2,100 cities around the world with the common goal of reducing the number of cars on the roads. Commuter Connections hosts the annual Car Free Day in the D.C. metro area to provide awareness of the benefits of alternative methods of transport and support more sustainable ways of getting around.
Living in an urban location such as D.C., lends itself to all kinds of conveniences. Among these is the ability to take advantage of different transportation options—such as car-sharing, buses, walking, and biking—all year round. Studies have shown that walking or biking to work can have tremendous health benefits, including a lower risk for heart disease and cancer. And D.C. consistently ranks as one of the most bike-friendly cities in the country.
Are you ready to go car free? If so, take the Car Free Day pledge and join fellow D.C. residents on bike, foot or public transit this Friday!