September 9th, 2010 by Zachary Shahan
Join World Carfree Day
Of course, you know I am going to encourage you to join in on this wonderful holiday. To affirm that you will be showing up on September 22, you can make your way over to the World Carfree Day Facebook page (you will need to login to Facebook) and join the over 400 people who have quickly signed on and said they will be attending.
You can also share the news about this great day on that page or just by sharing this webpage with your friends.
Join in the fun!
Why I Love Carfree Day
Carfree Day is one of my favorite holidays. Of course, it isn’t because it’s such a relief to not drive for one day — as you can probably guess by now, I don’t own a car and I hardly ever drive. It’s because, on this day, I get to see the happiness and energy spring forth in all the other people around me and around the world who decide to leave the car at home.
I get to see people trying out and enjoying the cool things about transit. I get to see people enjoying the freedom and great fun of bicycling for transportation, like the lucky people in Amsterdam (1st picture below), Copenhagen (2nd picture below), and Groningen (above) do every day. I also get to see people enjoying the simple, meditative pleasure of walking (ever heard of that?), which is my mine mode of transport these days, and one that I genuinely love. In general, I get to see people enjoying and talking about all the great features of green transport.
For me, every day is carfree day. But on September 22, many more people join in on the official “Carfree Day” and I get to watch and enjoy their happiness.
More Carfree, Biking Revolution News
If you’re especially a fan of bicycling, you may also want to check out and join the Biking Revolution of Love and Freedom News page on Facebook. Those folks helped get the Join World Carfree Day page up and going (as you might be able to tell from the logos).
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