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Celebrate World Car Free Day on Thursday, Sept. 22

Celebrate World Car Free Day on

Thursday, Sept. 22

 

September 19, 2022 — Pima County Department of Environmental Quality (PDEQ) and the University of Arizona Parking and Transportation Services host a celebration for World Car Free Day on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event takes place at the USS Arizona Mall located at 1303 E. University Blvd. in Tucson.  


Discover the many alternative transportation options available to you in Pima County, the City of Tucson and on campus. Other event partners include SunTran, SunLink, Razor, Spin, and Tugo. Partners will be available to provide insights and help spread awareness for alternative modes of transportation.


“Since driving motor vehicles is the single largest source of air pollution and greenhouse gases, we celebrate Car Free Day to create excitement about replacing drive-alone travel with other modes,” said Natalie Shepp, senior program manager for the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality. “This fun venue will showcase resources for bicycling, walking, scootering, and taking transit that can lead commuters to adopting healthier, cheaper, and rewarding ways of travel.” 


Pima County’s Drive Less Pledge is a community-wide effort to keep our air healthy to breathe. Drivers can reduce air pollution by 1,000 lbs. per year by skipping just one day of driving in their personal motor vehicle each week. Those who take the Drive Less Pledge on Car Free Day and commit to drive less at least one day a week have extra chances to win prizes like a Hydro Flask bottle, bike pannier, U-Lock and more.


PDEQ encourages anyone and everyone to stop by Car Free Day at the University of Arizona and sign the pledge in person, meet our vendors, and learn new ways to get around the city and campus car free.

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