September 22 is World Carfree Day
, where all roads will suddenly be closed to cars and trucks, letting pedestrians and cyclists take over miles and miles of public spaces to run, ride, and play in.
Okay — That’s actually just what I fantasize World Carfree Day could look like, but in reality, the cars you see on your city’s roads every day are the same cars you’ll likely see tomorrow. That said, YOU have the opportunity to make the city different on World Carfree Day — by going car free for a day yourself!
Many MNNers are already car-lite and car-free folk, but for the car-free curious who need a little push, here are some inspirational links:
>> Barely use your car — but keep it around for emergencies? Sign up with Getaround to rent out your car
and make money off of it when you’re not using it! The service is in Beta, but I’ve gone ahead and sign up — and hope to get an email soon when the company rolls out in my area. Visit Getaround for quick details. (via Treehugger