7 ways you can make an impact this Car Free Day

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Every year people are encouraged to take part in Car Free Days by going “car free” or “car lite” for one day or every day from Saturday September 21st thru Monday September 23rd. Any effort to skip taking your car is an effort that supports having less traffic and cleaner air!

Car Free Day is open to everyone in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. It’s free to participate, just fill out the pledge form at carfreemetrodc.org, then go car free or car-lite. You’ll be entered into a free raffle to win some great prizes, plus all who take the Car Free Day pledge will receive a $30 Nift Gift (neighborhood gift) as a thank you for making a difference.

Did you know that Car Free Day includes celebrations in 46 countries and over 2,000 cities? Here are 7 ways you can join in on the fun!

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Telework

Available technology allows employees to perform work outside the traditional workplace. Ask your supervisor if you can telework from home or from a Co-Working or Telework Center. Continue your car free day by having a date night at home with a movie, shopping online, or cooking at home instead of going out to a restaurant.

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Bicycling

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 bicycle every day for work & play.

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Inside view while riding a Metro rail car in the Washington, DC subway. The Metro is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
Rail/Train

Plan a day trip to see a show, go to a museum, or visit the zoo by taking public transportation. Get around the region on rails via Metro or the commuter trains, MARC or VRE.

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Walking

Walking is a great way to go — burn calories instead of burning gas! Participate in a Walking or Segway Tour of the Monuments in Washington DC.

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Carpooling/Vanpooling

Go “car-lite” by joining a carpool or vanpool for Car Free Day! Visit commuterconnections.org to find carpool partners for commuting or for special events, or to join an existing vanpool.

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Bus

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.

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incenTrip

You can earn points by using the mobile app during your commute. Your points can then be redeemed for cash incentives through Commuter Connections. incenTrip also suggests the best times to travel considering the traffic along your route. Bonus incenTrip points will be given to all who take the free Car Free Day pledge.

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Focused old woman with white hair at home using laptop. Senior stylish entrepreneur with notebook and pen wearing eyeglasses working on computer at home. Serious woman analyzing and managing domestic bills and home finance.
Male hipster courier with bicycle cycling on a road in city, delivering packages. Copy space.
Inside view while riding a Metro rail car in the Washington, DC subway. The Metro is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
Texting in the city street.
Man Shaking Hanks With Friends Sitting In Car Through Window
Late night bus approaches an intersection in suburban Maryland.

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