Massachusetts will celebrate a week of Car-Free activity from September 16th – 22nd.
Massachusetts Car-Free Week is an extension of World Car-Free Day, an annual event which has quickly spread to over 1,000 cities in 40 countries around the globe.
Car-Free Week promotes transit, bicycling, walking, carpooling, vanpooling and teleworking as greener modes of transportation providing environmental, financial, community and health benefits throughout the Commonwealth.
For more information on Massachusetts Car-Free Week visit our website Mass.gov/massDOT/carfree
For updates on Car-Free Week raffles, events and media, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/carfreeweek and follow us using the Twitter hashtag: #CarFreeWk.
Massachusetts Car-Free Week is brought to you in partnership by MassDOT, MassRIDES and MassCommute. To receive Car-Free Week information updates and other MassRIDES newsletters, email us at DuJuan.Chowning@dot.state.ma.us.
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