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[edit] Alaska

[edit] Alabama

[edit] Arizona

[edit] Arkansas

[edit] Fayetteville

Title: Car Free Bike Ride

Date: 22 September

Location: Public Library

Events planned so far: Bicycle riders of all ages are invited to meet in front of the the Fayetteville Public Library on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 at 5:30 PM for a leisurely ride around town to celebrate World Carfree Day!

World Carfree Day is an annual celebration of cities and public life, free from the noise, stress and pollution of cars. Every September 22, people from around the world get together in the streets and neighborhoods to celebrate World Carfree Day and to remind the world that we don't have to accept our car-dominated societies.

Before the 10th anniversary of World Carfree Day next year, let the 2009 edition be a showcase for how our cities might look like, feel like, and sound like without cars 365 days a year! Organizer: Autoloze zondag Brugge

Web address: [1]

[edit] California

Title: Group bicycle rides through city


Location: Cities all across the country (Santa Cruz, San Francisco)

Events planned so far: Support green technology development and environmentally conscious organizations. Follow us on Twitter. Join our Facebook group Group bicycle rides through city.


Contact e-mail: [email protected]

Web address:

[edit] San Francisco

[edit] Colorado

[edit] Broomfield



Location: 1 International Court, Broomfield, Colorado 80021-3200 USA

Events planned so far: Message to office personnel to consider alternative transportation to work that day.


Contact e-mail: [email protected]

Web address:

[edit] Boulder

Title: Casey/Platt Middle School Walk 'n Roll Day

Date: September 22, 2009

Location: 6096 Baseline Road, Boulder, Colorado, 80303

Events planned so far: Encouragement and incentives for all students to walk or bike to school that day.

Organizer: Casey Middle School

Contact e-mail: [email protected]

Web address: [

[edit] Connecticut

[edit] Delaware

[edit] District of Columbia

[edit] Washington D.C.


Organizer: CarFree Day Metro D.C.

Location: The Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Region

Events planned so far: Step out of your daily routine and into the street for DDOT’s second annual Car Free Day Street Celebration! Enjoy music from BIG 100.3, and free workshops, performances, Pedicab rides, Segway test drives, basic bike repairs, an urban park space, a bicycle carousel, and more! Plus, get a chance to win a surprise giveaway when you pick up your 100% recyclable bag!

Date: September 22

Contact name:

Contact tel: 202-962-3792

Web address:

[edit] Florida

[edit] Georgia

[edit] Hawaii

[edit] Idaho

[edit] Illinois

[edit] Indiana

[edit] Iowa

[edit] Kansas

[edit] Kentucky

[edit] Louisville

Organizer: Coalition for the Advancement of Regional Transportation (

Location: Region wide

Events planned so far: To have some fun, be silly, and celebrate World Car Free Day and Two Wheel Tuesdays, we're going to hold a street corner "encouragement" of bicycling, walking, and public transit along Frankfort Avenue. We are literally going to line the streets and cheer for every cyclist, bus, and walker going by. Its just our way of celebrating the transportation choices that enhance our community.

Please join our zany party. Its a way for us to provide some positive feedback for biking, walking, and transit. We're meeting by the railroad tracks on Frankfort Ave (map) at 6 and will keep it up until we get tired.

If you can, bring noisemakers, signs, costumes, whatever! If not, we'll have some spares.

Date: September 22, 2008

Contact name: Tim Darst

Contact e-mail: [email protected]


City: Louisville

Title: World Car Free Day of Prayer

Location: Across many parts of Louisville, Kentucky.

Description: A 120-mile bus ride with stops to pray for those vulnerable people that will be hit hardest by the effects of global climate change.

Organizer: Tim Darst, Kentucky Interfaith Power & Light

Contact: [email protected]

Web link:

[edit] Louisiana

[edit] Maine

[edit] Maryland

[edit] Massachusetts

[edit] Michigan

[edit] Minnesota

[edit] Mississippi

[edit] Missouri

[edit] Montana

[edit] Nebraska

[edit] Nevada

[edit] New Hampshire

[edit] New Jersey

[edit] New Mexico

[edit] New York

[edit] North Carolina

[edit] North Dakota

[edit] Ohio

[edit] Oklahoma

[edit] Oregon

[edit] Ashland

Title: Ashland Car Free Day

Date: September 22, 2009

Location: Ashland, Oregon Oak St. between Lithia Way and Main St. in front of Standing Stone Brewing Co.

Events planned so far: Transportation Super Hero and Bicycle Friendly Business Award Winners will be announced

Bike-It Tricks Skateboard Demo with AE Dion Bike-inspired music All youth dance performance Derby gals debut bike maint. clinic Ashland CarShare Transportation and Conservation Commission tabling etc.

Organizer: Rogue Valley Transportation District and the City of Ashland

Contact e-mail: [email protected]

Web address: [2]

[edit] Portland

Title: World Carfree Day

Date: September 22nd 2009 - 5:00 pm; 7:00 pm

Location: North Star Music Café (a Green Streets Sponsor!), 225 Congress St., Portland, ME

Events planned so far: Thanks to the local efforts of Green Streeter and Portland Bike Commuter Meetup assistant organizer Jennifer Thibodeau, Greater Portland is all set to celebrate World Car-Free Day!

Join with others around the world to enjoy a day without cars. And, as it’s the week of the 2nd Year Anniversary of Portland Green Streets, this is a great way to celebrate! (In addition to Green Streets Day on Friday Sept 25th – regular e-newsletter coming out next week.)

Organizer: Portland Green Streets

Web address: [3]

[edit] Pennsylvania

[edit] Rhode Island

[edit] South Carolina

[edit] South Dakota

[edit] Tennessee

[edit] Texas

[edit] Galveston

Title: CarFree Day Galveston

Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Location: Galveston Railroad Museum, in Downtown Galveston

Events planned so far: On Galveston Island, we're having a celebration at the Galveston Railroad Museum from 11am to 1pm. Island Transit will offer free bus transportation throughout the day!

There will be music, fun and a celebration of the winners of a week-long Carfree Challenge, be dazzled by velocouture, see artist renderings of Galveston's future downtown transit terminal, find out about the upcoming commuter rail connection to the mainland, see an exhibit of Galveston's proposed bike lanes, and get up-close-and-personal with subscription sharing of electric bikes, scooters, Zipcars and other exciting ways to kick the car habit.

Organizer: Historic Downtown Strand Seaport Partnership

Contact name: Lesley Sommer

Contact e-mail: [email protected]

Web address:

Additional comments: CarFree Day Galveston is sponsored by the Historic Downtown Strand Seaport Partnership, Island Transit, Galveston Railroad Museum, University of Texas Medical Branch, and The Goodman Corporation.

[edit] Utah

[edit] Vermont

[edit] Virginia

[edit] Arlington

Organizer: Arlington's Car-Free Diet

Location: Arlington, DC Metro Area, and Worldwide, plus September 22nd celebration at Mister Days, 3100 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington.

Events planned so far: Pledge to leave your car at home or go car-lite at Walk, bike, try riding transit for the day, carpool with a friend, or work from home. If you already commute car-free or car-lite, you can still pledge for this exciting day to highlight your choice of using alternative modes of transportation and register to win prizes!

Web address:

[edit] Roanoke

Title: World Carfree Day in Roanoke, VA USA

Date:Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Location: Roanoke!

Events planned so far: Join RIDE Solutions, Star City Harbinger, MyScoper, Car Less Brit, and cities all over the world in enjoying the benefits of going without a car for the day.

The options and activities for the day:

  • Take the bus on World Carfree Day to work, shopping, to the playground and RIDE Solutions will give you two free trip passes to get you there and back.
  • Register for your bus passes simply here:

  • Car Less Brit for a Day. Take the Car Less Challenge with Car Less Brit. Make World Carfree Day your carfree day of choice!
  • Register your car less day simply here:

  • Meals without Wheels. Worried about getting out to eat on your lunch break after you left your car at home? Did you just have to drive but want to give a carfree trip a shot? Enjoy a carfree lunch courtesy of World Carfree Day partner Blue 5. Get a 10% discount off your meal if you leave your car parked and walk to their Downtown Roanoke restaurant.
  • Register for your lunch discount simply here:

Contact name: River Laker

Contact e-mail: [email protected]

Web address: Car Less Brit

[edit] Washington

[edit] Seattle

Title of the event: Sustainable Ballard Festival

Date: September 26/27, 2009 • 12 pm - 5 pm

Location:Ballard Commons Park (corner of NW 57th & 22nd NW)

Organizer: Annual Sustainable Ballard Festival

Events planned so far: The Sustainable Ballard Festival is a community fair and the culmination of all of our hard work - a showcase for the activities and initiatives our neighbors have engaged in throughout the year. The 2009 Festival will feature live music, how-to workshops, fun & educational activities, local and sustainable businesses and much more! Please browse our festival pages for information on volunteering, sponsoring, and festival speakers and schedules as they develop.

Web address: [4]

[edit] West Virginia

[edit] Wisconsin

[edit] Madison

Organizer: Madison Environmental Group

Date:September 22. Please join us, County Executive Kathleen Falk, Representative Mark Miller and Community Car for our open house from 4-6pm at our offices, 25 N. Pickney.

Web Address: CarLess U

[edit] Wyoming

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