FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 21, 2018
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6th Annual Car Free Day Long Island to be Held on September 21st
North Hempstead, NY –The 6th annual Car Free Day Long Island will take place on Friday, September 21, 2018. The daylong celebration is sponsored by the Town and is part of the Town’s effort to go green and to reduce its carbon footprint.
Car Free Day is an International event celebrated in over 2,500 cities in 50 countries in which people are encouraged to get around without cars and instead use alternative transportation such as transit, biking, subway, walking and/or carpooling.
This spring the Town installed a bike rack outside of Town Hall to encourage the use of bicycle transportation. The rack is not only for Town employees to use, but can be used by anyone needing to lock up their bike for a trip into town or to the railroad station. The rack is located near the side door of Town Hall on Andrew Street.
Town officials hope that Car Free Day will encourage residents to consider the negative impact of single-occupancy vehicles. Last year 6,808 Long Islanders pledged to be car free or car-light, which resulted in the avoidance of over 134,000 miles of driving and 67 tons of CO2 emissions.
To participate in this event, all you have to do is pledge to be car free or car-light on September 21, 2018 by filling out the pledge form on www.CarFreeDayLI.com. Those who take the pledge will automatically be entered for a chance to win great prizes.
Town Clerk Wayne Wink, Council Member Viviana Russell, Supervisor Judi Bosworth, and Council Member Peter Zuckerman with the newly installed bike rack outside of Town Hall.