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(Washington, DC) — The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is encouraging District residents and commuters to step out of their daily routines and participate in Car Free Day on Tuesday, September 22. DDOT will host its second annual Car Free Day Street Celebration from 11 am to 3 pm at 7th and F Streets, NW with a full slate of fun and informative activities.
Car Free Day is an international event held each year to reduce pollution and promote alternative modes of transportation including transit, bicycling, and walking. By taking cars off District streets, it also gives people who live and work here a chance to see what their neighborhoods would look like with less traffic.
“Car Free Day really promotes the same programs and priorities we’re working on at DDOT year-round,” said DDOT Director Gabe Klein. “Our goal is to create a balanced network where it’s just as easy for people to bike, walk and use public transportation as it is for them to drive.”
The Car Free Day Street Celebration will include free performances, workshops, Pedicab rides, Segway test drives and bike rentals from Bike and Roll. Participants can also explore an urban park space, enjoy music provided by BIG 100.3, get basic bike repairs, and pick up reusable grocery tote bags!
For more information about the event and the planned activities, please visit www.carfreemetrodc.com. You could also win prizes by taking the Car Free Challenge.
To get to the celebration without a car:
- Use the bike lanes on 8th, 9th, 10th, E, or G Streets, NW
- Take the Convention Center–SW Waterfront Route of the DC Circulator.
- Ride Metrorail to Gallery Place–Chinatown (Green/Red/Yellow Lines), Metro Center (Blue/Orange/Red Lines), or Archives–Navy Memorial–Penn Quarter station (Green/Yellow Lines)