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Chicagoland Car-Free Day Just Around the Corner

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Whether taking the pledge, organizing a group ride or setting up a video contest about transit, Chicagoans have it easy, thanks to Active Trans, “Chicagoland‘s voice for better biking, walking, and transit.”

The group provides lots of ways for you and your friends to get involved and be part of  “Car Free Day.”  On Wednesday, Sept. 22, Active Trans will again partner with RTA, Pace, Metra, CTA and communities around the region for Chicagoland Car-free Day. The event is part of World Car-free Day, a day when people around the world pledge to go sans auto. This event has evolved from a simple ride-to-work event to one that encompasses person-friendly transit in a larger sense.

Whether you were already planning to walk, bike or take public transit on Car-Free Day, or if you just heard about it, you can take the pledge and be eligible to receive special discounts from Active Trans partners, including Active Trans, Argo Tea,  Chicago Water Taxi, I-GO Car Sharing, Sports Authority and State Street Pizza Company.

Here is a list of simple ideas for letting go of the steering wheel and getting on board with car-free transportation:

Sample a little bit of everything. You can combine biking with transit to extend your trip to get farther faster.


  • CarFreeChicago is a local blog highlighting car-free news, activities, events and stories.
  • Chicagoland Car-Free day is part of a worldwide campaign every Sept. 22.

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