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Put your car away for World Car Free Day

September 19, 2016 11:23 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Bike, walk, carpool or take free City transit on Thursday, September 22, as Red Deer celebrates World Car Free Day.

Join millions around the world who go car free for one day by finding alternate ways to get around. The City of Red Deer is encouraging everyone to participate, and is making it easy to do so by providing free transit for the entire day.

Everyone is invited to take the Red Deer Car Free Day Pledge, and enter to win prizes, just for leaving your vehicle at home. After walking, ride sharing or biking around for the day, residents can go to www.reddeer.ca/carfree and fill out the survey to enter to win a bus pass and a Recreation, Parks & Culture family pass.

“This is the sixth year we’re promoting World Car Free Day, and we want to make it fun and easy for everyone to participate,” said Matthew Chambers, Environmental Programs Specialist. “Not only are we offering free transit, but we are hosting a World Car Free Day event in conjunction with Feed 500 at City Hall Park where people can learn about living sustainably in our community.”

The City of Red Deer supports World Car Free Day and the numerous benefits it provides such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating a healthy lifestyle choice.

“World Car Free Day may just be one day per year; however, the idea of going car free is much bigger,” said Chambers. “Our goal is to get people out of their cars and using other modes of transportation on a more regular basis.”

It’s easy to take part in World Car Free Day:

  • Check the trails map to find a route for walking or cycling
  • Take FREE transit and learn the ins and outs of using transit by visiting www.reddeer.ca, and use Google Maps to route your trip.
  • Find a carpool partner and catch a ride or visit carpool.ca to help form a carpool to your destination.
  • Visit the World Car Free Day event at City Hall Park from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to learn more about sustainable living.

For more information, visit www.reddeer.ca/carfree

For more information contact:

Matthew Chambers
Environmental Program Specialist
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8754

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

 

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