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6 Tips to Go Car Free

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6 Tips to Go Car Free

September 22nd is World Carfree Day!  Folks all over the world are pledging to ditch their cars and use bikes, transit, and their own two feet to get around.

Fuel and emissions from cars are major culprits in climate change. Cars are harming our oceans. They stress us out and cost us money in gas, maintenance, and parking. Tomorrow is a great opportunity to see what it’s like to get around without a gas guzzler.

World Carfree Day

It’s easy to get in on the action! You can join more than 1000 attendees worldwide on Facebook. Instead of hopping in the car for your daily commute tomorrow morning, just walk, bike, or take public transit to your destination.

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Image Credits: I Rode My Bike. Creative Commons photo by Bike Portland / Carfree Day Logo via Biking Revolution

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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7:28AM PDT on Jul 11, 2014

I've never owned a car!

11:00PM PST on Nov 10, 2013

already do this

12:22PM PST on Jan 22, 2012

Interesting idea.

2:59AM PST on Jan 13, 2012

It's a lot easier in some places than others. In Strasbourg people bring their bicycles onto the regional commuter trains all the time. In Athens, though, anyone riding a bicycle is putting their life in the hands of all the crazy drivers.

2:54AM PST on Jan 13, 2012

Choose life, abort the car! The great difficulty psychically is that the dependence upon the car is the ego construct: first, it says 'I belong' and second it creates an 'invidious comparison.' Not good...

7:55AM PST on Jan 10, 2012

Thanks

7:52AM PDT on Aug 4, 2011

I hope everyone remembers to arrive alive. I'm not the best advocate for biking because I argue against cars to the people that matter: workers, families, the old. All of them are addicted, and for many, the car gives them POWER over something in their daily life. A psychic trompe l'oeil, but what will help I believe is if you can ride with others; i.e., create numbers on the road. That will make a number of people think twice about filling-up that tank.

7:52AM PDT on Aug 4, 2011

I hope everyone remembers to arrive alive. I'm not the best advocate for biking because I argue against cars to the people that matter: workers, families, the old. All of them are addicted, and for many, the car gives them POWER over something in their daily life. A psychic trompe l'oeil, but what will help I believe is if you can ride with others; i.e., create numbers on the road. That will make a number of people think twice about filling-up that tank.

6:23PM PDT on May 6, 2011

I encourage everyone to join the group Alternative Transportation here on Care2, at http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/alttransport . This can help the cause of promoting cycling and other forms of more sustainable, car-free transport.

6:22PM PDT on May 6, 2011

I want elected officials to support cycling for commuters, and make cycling safe for everyone with dedicated cycle paths. This will help people go car-free.

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