Car Free Day 2014

Car Free Day is an international event celebrated every September 22 in which people are encouraged to get around without cars and instead ride a train, bus, bicycle, carpool, vanpool, subway, or walk. Car Free Days are open to all people in the Washington metropolitan area.

To participate in this fun and worthwhile event, all you need to do is fill out the pledge form, then go car free or rely less on your car by going car-lite on Monday September 22. It’s that simple! Once you pledge, you’re automatically entered for a chance to win great prizes! Already car free? That’s great, and since you’re doing the right thing, you also get the same chance to win prizes when you fill out the pledge form.

Car Free Day is organized in various cities throughout the world in different ways, but with the common goal reducing the number of cars on the streets. The benefit to greater society is a day with less traffic congestion, a greener environment and reduced gasoline demand. Today, Car Free Day includes celebrations in 1,500 cities in 40 countries.


Help make Car Free Day on Monday September 22, 2014 a great success, click here pledge today!

2014 Events, Prizes and Promotions

Go Car Free or Car-Lite to these events occurring on or around Car Free Day:

* When pledging, you must provide your full address to be eligible for a prize. You will not be placed onto a mailing list.

Car Free Day Promotions

  • Montgomery County Commuter Services Car Free Day Metrorail Events- Monday, September 22, 2014 – Come celebrate Car Free Day with us on from 6:30 am to 9:00 am at the following Metro stations: Bethesda, Friendship Heights, Shady Grove (east and west entrances), and White Flint. Plus we’ll be at Ride On Transit Centers in Germantown, and Silver Spring. Giveaways will be available at all locations! Montgomery County Commuter Services
  • Montgomery County Commuter Services Car Free Day Pride Tour – Monday, September 22, 2014 – 6:30– 9am Look for our mobile van crew as we stop by Ride On Bus Stops to celebrate Car Free Day at the following locations and times. Takoma Park Metro (6:35 am arrival -6:45 am departure); Forest Glenn Metro / 9730 Georgia Ave. (7:10 am arrival - 7:20 am departure); Wheaton Metro / 11171 Georgia Ave. (7:25 am arrival - 7:35 am departure); Glenmont Metro / 12501 Georgia Ave. (7:45 am arrival - 7:55 am departure); Lakeforest Mall (8:25 am arrival - 8:35 am departure); Montgomery College Germantown (8:55 am arrival - 9:05 am departure). Montgomery County Commuter Services
  • goDCgo at Union Station - Monday, September 22, 2014 – Union Station Metro stop - West Hall entrance/exit – goDCgo will be greeting morning commuters from 6-9am with complimentary hot coffee and cool stickers that show you went car-free that day.
  • Free Transit in Frederick - Monday, September 22, 2014 – TransIT Services of Frederick County is making it easy to give transit a try on Car Free Day. Ride free on Connector and shuttle buses all day long! Frederick County TransIT Services

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