This weekend, thousands of commuters across the globe will choose to take alternate forms of transportation to get where they need to go for World Car Free Day. While World Car Free Day is technically this Sunday, September 22nd, Commuter Connections is challenging DC metro area residents and commuters to participate from Saturday, September 21st through Monday, September 23rd.
Did you know 60% of pollutants from cars are created in just the first few minutes of a car trip? Whether you have a long or short commute, dropping the keys for the weekend will help reduce your carbon footprint, lower harmful greenhouse gas emissions, and even lessen traffic congestion. While lighter on the environment, it will also be lighter on your wallet, help reduce stress from sitting in bumper to bumper traffic, and (depending on your new mode of transport) help incorporate more exercise into your day.
Living in an urban area, we’re lucky to have multiple options and modes of transportation to choose from, not only this weekend, but all year round.
Click here to fill out the pledge to go car free (or car-lite) for the day, or weekend. To participate and to pledge are both free, and those who pledge online will automatically receive a $30 Nift gift card while also being entered to win raffle prizes such as a Samsung Galaxy Tab A, tickets to the Newseum, gift cards, and more. Even if you already commute car-free, make sure to take the pledge to join in the movement and be entered to win the raffle prizes.
Saturday, September 21 through Monday, September 23, 2019
Click here to take the pledge
At EYA, we recognize the benefits of going car-free and are committed to creating distinctly special neighborhoods that encourage environmentally-friendly commutes. If you're interested in learning more about our walkable neighborhoods, click here.