Put down those car keys, pick-up that bike, lace up those sneakers, hop on the bus, share the ride with a friend or simply stay home; and be sure and join us Friday, September 21 as we celebrate Car Free Day!
Car Free Day is an international event celebrated on September 22 (we’re celebrating the 21st!) People around the world take part in the event by adopting -sustainable transportation options such as taking public transit, bike, walk, work from home, carpool and vanpool.
The event was established in 2000 by the World Carfree Network and it coincides with the European Mobility Week, September 18 -22. The common theme is ”multimodality”, rethinking how we move, trying new forms of transportation and mixing up different transportation modes. Changing the way we commute, from single occupancy vehicles to more sustainable choices, not only has a positive effect on the environment, but also helps save money and keep people fitter and happier.
While some European cities are becoming car free throughout the year, many other cities around the world are organizing events and closing the streets to cars for one day.
We are also participating in this year’s event and have organized Car Free Day on Friday, September 21. Greater Mercer TMA and Keep Middlesex Moving are organizing the event jointly and are inviting commuters in Mercer, Middlesex, and Ocean County to go car free. We are also encouraging colleges and employers in the area to promote Car Free Day.
Be part of a worldwide event – JOIN US and take the pledge by going to: bit.ly/carfree2018