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Decatur will celebrate World Car-Free Day on Sept. 22

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Decatur will celebrate World Car-Free Day on Sept. 22

W. Ponce De Leon Avenue. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt
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W. Ponce De Leon Avenue. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

Decatur is gearing up to celebrate World Car-Free Day on Sept. 22.

World Car-Free Day was started as a reminder for people to reconsider the best mode of transportation for trips while cutting down on the mass number of cars operated in a day.

“Most trips people take are less than three miles, and walking or biking not only saves gas, but contributes to your health,” the announcement from the city says.

Participants will commit to reducing their car use on that day, which can be accomplished by “riding a bike to work, walking to the store, sharing a ride with friends, neighbors or co-workers or using the bus or MARTA train.”

There will also be a celebration at the Historic Old Courthouse Square from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

GA Commute Options, Lifelong Community Board, Decatur Active Living, and the Emory Cliff Bus will be there to educate the community about substitutes for driving. Car-Free Day stickers and lights, brought by Decatur Active Living, will be awarded “to those who walk, bike, take transit, or carpool.”

Register as a participant at www.decaturga.com/carfree to enter a raffle for two Decatur Wine Festival tickets.

Contact Cheryl.Burnette@decaturga.com or 678-553-6541 for more information.

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