Car Free Day is traditionally held on September 22. In the National Capital Region (Washington DC metropolitan area), Car Free Day 2018 will be observed on Friday, September 21, and/or Saturday, September 22, 2018.
Participate on either day or both, it’s up to you!
Car Free Day is a worldwide event that encourages greener methods of travel; meaning ways to get around other than driving alone by car. Commuter Connections hosts Car Free Day in the Washington, DC region to bring awareness to the benefits of travel options such as transit, bicycling and walking; and also telework for people who can work from home. Carpooling and vanpooling count too, we call that “car-lite” since they are both lighter on the wallet and the environment than driving alone in a car.
Reduce your Carbon Footprint
Using more sustainable ways to get around helps reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions and traffic congestion. The more people who travel using bicycles, buses, trains, carpools and vanpools, the less pollutants are released into the atmosphere.
Bicycling is a healthy, quiet, clean, economical, and fun way to get to where you need to go. Thousands of DC area residents, employees, and students travel by bicycle every day for work, play, school, errand, etc. Visit Washington Area Bicyclist Association, Capital Bikeshare, and Bike & Roll for more information on getting started.
Travel around the District, northern Virginia and suburban Maryland without the hassles of traffic, parking or the expense of gas. Options include Metrobus plus local bus systems throughout the region.
Take the Pledge!
All are welcome to take the Car Free Day pledge whether you’re a Washington DC area resident, commuter, or student. Once you take the Online Pledge, we will automatically enter you into a raffle for all sorts of great prizes. Click on the image below and choose the travel method that fits your mobility best!