Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Montgomery County’s Car Free Day Encourages Commuters to Try Transit, Walking or Biking

Montgomery County joined the D.C. region and Commuter Connections in celebrating World Car Free Day on Monday, September 22. Encouraged to “Put It Away – Uncar for a Day,” commuters signed pledges to go Car Free – or Car Lite.

Montgomery County Commuter Services (MCCS) staff held prize drawings and provided information on transportation options from 6:30 to 9 a.m. at the Bethesda, Friendship Heights, Shady Grove and White Flint metro stations and the Germantown and Silver Spring Ride On transit centers.

International Car Free Day is an annual, worldwide event that encourages the public to find alternatives to using cars or to reduce the amount of driving they do. Using transit, biking and walking – instead of driving – reduces noise, pollution and stress.

MCCS offers assistance to finding “Better Ways to Work,” year-round by walking, taking transit, carpooling, vanpooling, biking or teleworking.