Decatur to celebrate Car Free Day | DeKalb Neighbor

The city of Decatur will celebrate World Car Free Day on Friday, Sept. 22 from 11 am until 1 pm on the Historic Old Courthouse Square. Participants can join for information on alternative transportation options from GA Commute Options, the Lifelong Community Board, Decatur Active Living, the Emory Cliff Bus and more.

Active Living will be giving out special Car Free Day stickers and lights to those who walk, bike, take transit or carpool. To participate, residents can take the pledge to reduce automobile use on Sept. 22. That might mean riding

a bike to work, walking to the store, sharing a ride with friends, neighbors or co-workers or using the bus or MARTA train. Take the pledge at www.decaturga.com/carfree and be entered into a drawing to win two Decatur Wine Festival tickets.

World Car Free Day, which is celebrated on September 22, encourages motorists to give up their cars for a day. Car Free Day aims to reduce excessive automobile use for one day out of the year, and remind the community that the automobile is not the only or the best way to make many kinds of trips. Most trips people take are less than three miles, and walking or biking not only saves gas, but contributes to your health.

For more information contact Cheryl.Burnette@decaturga.com or 678-553-6541.

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