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World Car Free Day

September 22, 2023

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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of September, repeating indefinitely

September 22nd is World Car Free Day.

Take the heat off the planet for one day by leaving your car at home and walking, biking, or taking public transit to work, school, or errands.

The Facts

The average American drives 13,476 miles every year. That equates to about 4.7 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year – not to mention other pollutants that negatively affect the air we breathe.

Many of the trips we make each day are short enough to be done walking or by bike (28% are less than one mile, while 40% are less than two miles).

Take Action

Want to make it safer in your community to walk, bike, or transit? Check out the Active Transportation Alliance.


Facts about Walking and Bicycling – Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

Average Annual Miles per Driver by Age Group – FHWA

Greenhouse Gas Emissions from a Typical Passenger Vehicle – EPA


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