What is Car Free Day?

Car Free Day is an international event celebrated every September in which people are encouraged to get around without cars and instead ride a train, bus, bicycle, carpool, subway or walk. This year, Long Island will once again join in by celebrating its 12th Annual Car Free Day on Sunday, September 22, 2024.

Last year, Car Free Day was celebrated in more than 3,100 cities in 50 countries around the world. It’s celebrated in different ways but with the common goal of taking cars off the road. The benefit to society is a day with less traffic congestion, a greener environment and reduced energy use.

Help us make the 12th annual Car Free Day LI a great success!

Car Free Day gives us the opportunity to consider the negative impact of single occupancy vehicles. Using cars less by using alternative modes such as transit, carpooling, bicycles, walking and telecommuting helps reduce traffic, conserve energy, reduce harmful emissions, reduce parking problems and save money!


Did you know?

The lockdown dramatically reduced cars on the road and Long Islanders enjoyed fresh, cleaner air! Now, we need your help to maintain at least some of those gains. Click here to see virtual and socially distanced Car Free Day LI activities planned.

Pledge Today!

Pledge to be car free or car-lite. Once you pledge you’ll automatically be entered for a chance to win great prizes!