What Is Car Free Day?
Car Free Day is an international event celebrated every September 22nd in which people are encouraged to get around without cars and instead ride a train, bus, bicycle, carpool, subway,or walk. Car Free Day is open to all people in the Washington metropolitan area.
To participate in this fun and worthwhile event, all you need to do is fill out the pledge form, then go car free or rely less on your car by going car-lite on September 22. It’s that simple! Once you pledge, you’re automatically entered for a chance to win great prizes such as an Apple iPad! Already car free? That’s great, and since you’re doing the right thing, you also get the same chance to win prizes when you fill out the pledge form.
Car Free Day is organized in various cities throughout the world in different ways, but with the common goal of taking cars off the streets. The benefit to greater society is a day with less traffic congestion, a greener environment and reduced gasoline demand. Today, Car Free Day includes celebrations in 1,500 cities in 40 countries.
Help make Car Free Day on Saturday September 22, 2012 a great success, pledge today!