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What is Car Free MSP?

Looking for ways to have a positive impact on your health, your wallet, and

the planet? Participate in Car-Free MSP 2022! 


In honor of World Car-Free Day on September 22, 2022, Anoka County Commute Solutions, 1-494 Corridor’s Commuter Services, Metro Transit, Move Minneapolis and Move Minnesota are teaming up to host a region-wide challenge and event series to promote opportunities to go car-free and connect to their communities. 


World Car-Free Day aims to create awareness and educate communities about alternatives to driving alone. Launched in Spain in 1996, World Car-Free Day is observed in 1,500 cities and more than 40 countries.  


Individuals throughout the Minneapolis-Saint Paul (MSP) region are encouraged to get around without reaching for the car keys. Switch travel modes by trying public transit or by biking, walking, rolling, or teleworking. Carpooling and carshare also count! 



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Throughout September 2022, partner organizations will be promoting events and resources for individuals to learn about how to get around without a car and to experience car-free spaces in their communities. Go completely car-free all day on Thursday, September 22, 2022 and join evening community celebrations to connect with other participants. 


Take the Commuter Pledge

Pledge to do a car-free commute any day from September 1st – September 22nd, 2022 and be entered into a drawing to win prizes such as a new e-bike or e-scooter.  


Sign up to for the pledge here 

Commit to the Car-Free Lifestyle Story Challenge 


Commit to trying out a car-free mode to anywhere from September 1st – September 22nd. Share your story as you try out car-free modes via social media using #carfreemsp 


Individuals who sign up for the challenge & post their story to social media using #carfreemsp will be eligible to win prizes.   


Sign up for the challenge here 

*Multiple prizes will be awarded from each partner organization across the region. Winners will be notified via email after September 22, 2022. 


Check out Community Events & Resources 


Join community events in your area that provide resources & recreational opportunities for people to experience car-free modes & spaces. Events will be held throughout the month and will culminate in community celebrations hosted by each partner organization on World Car-Free Day.  

Check out the events calendar here


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