September 8, 2016
Take the Car Free Day Pledge
by Korrea Johnston
Car Free Day is on Thursday, September 22. Are you ready to take the pledge?
Imagine Washington, DC without bumper to bumper rush hour traffic. It’s hard to picture, but the organizers of Car Free Day DC have some great suggestions to help us all avoid a congested commute to work on Thursday, September 22.
Mark your calendars and join goDCgo and thousands of other DC metro area commuters as we opt in for a more sustainable transportation option on Car Free Day — think riding trains, buses, bicycles, carpooling, or good old-fashioned walking – and help to reduce carbon emissions along the way. Telework counts too! Available technology today allows employees to perform their duties as normal outside the traditional workplace. Ask your supervisor if you can telework on Car Free Day.
Car Free Day is the perfect opportunity for commuters, like you, to ditch your car and try a “non-driving” mode of transportation for at least one trip during the day – whether that’s carpooling to work, riding Capital Bikeshare to your lunch meeting, or taking the bus to happy hour. You’ll be surprised at the multitude of transit options the District has to offer when you ditch the car and leave the keys at home! You could also score some cool prizes.
All participants will be entered for a chance to win awesome prizes including a Capital Bikeshare annual membership, Crunch Fitness gym membership, concert tickets, and much more! DC Circulator is also taking over @goDCgo #TransitTrivia on via Twitter on Tuesday, September 20 and will give away a FREE ride to everyone with the right answer to the transit trivia question.
To learn more about Car Free Day and options to go car free or car-lite, visit Carfreemetrodc.org.