Friday, August 24, 2012

September 22 is Regional Car Free Day

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board has designated Saturday September 22 as this year’s Car Free Day.  The annual event is organized and promoted by the Council of Governments’ Commuter Connections program to encourage people to use alternative methods of transportation, such as walking, biking, public transportation, or going “car lite” by carpooling.

Car Free Day benefits the region through improved air quality, reduced traffic congestion and parking demands, and conservation of energy. 

Pledge to be “car free” or “car lite” by signing up at the Council of Governments’ website.  Learn about carpooling options at MCDOT's Commuter Services’ website or call 240-773-TRIPS (8747).