Local citizens encouraged to support World Car Free Day

  • Sep. 19, 2012 2:55 p.m.

Walk, run, roll or take free City transit on Sept. 22, as Red Deer celebrates World Car Free Day. 



Join millions around the world who go ‘sans’ auto for one day by joining forces and finding alternate ways to get around the City. For the second year, the City of Red Deer is inviting citizens to participate by offering free transit for the entire day. Everyone is invited to take the Red Deer Car-Free Day Pledge, even if you are already planning to walk, bike or take transit on Sept. 22. 


“This is the second year we’re promoting World Car Free Day, and we want to make it fun and easy for residents to participate,” said Bailey Doepker, environmental programs specialist. “Not only are we offering free transit, but we are hosting a World Car Free Day event at Barrett Park from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. where residents can discover and experience alternative forms of transportation in our community.”

The City of Red Deer supports World Car Free Day and the numerous benefits it provides to the community. By using one of the many alternative transportation options in Red Deer, residents are not only reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but also 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 Doepker. ”Our goal is to get people out of their cars and using other modes of transportation on a more regular basis.” 



Take free transit and learn the ins and outs of using transit in Red Deer by visiting www.reddeer.ca/transit or calling 403 -342-8225. Red Deer has an extensive trail system. Plan a car-free route and walk. Ride your bicycle to work and try out the brand new commuter bicycle lanes. 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 Barrett Park from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. to learn more about the alternative forms of transportation in Red Deer.

For more information on World Car Free Day, please visit www.reddeer.ca/carfree. 


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