FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 18, 2020
8th Annual Car Free Day Long Island to be Held on September 25
MEDIA CONTACTS: Gordon Tepper, Rebecca Cheng, Matthew Leonenko and Michael Anderson | (516) 869-7794
North Hempstead, NY - The 8th Annual Car Free Day Long Island will take place on Friday, September 25, 2020. The day-long 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 more than 3,100 cities in 50 countries in which people are encouraged to get around without cars,” said Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “We are encouraging our employees and residents to use public transportation or to simply bike or walk. This year, participants can join virtual and socially distanced Car Free Day activities as well.”
North Hempstead has 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 it 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. In 2018, 7,325 Long Islanders pledged to be car free or car-lite, saving 148,000 miles of driving and 73 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 25, 2020 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.