Pima County, Ariz. (Sept. 13, 2011) – Pima County’s Department of Environmental Quality is asking motorists to leave their cars at home on Car Free Tucson Day, Thursday, Sept. 22.
If you can walk, ride a bike, or take the bus and write about it, you might win a Kindle or a $100 gift card in the Car Free Day Contest.
To enter the Car Free Day contest, visit www.884RIDE.org or Sun Rideshare on Facebook. Write a story describing your work commute on Car Free Tucson Day. For extra contest points, be creative and include a picture or video you took during your commute or post your written story on www.884ride.org.
Pima Association of Governments, the City of Tucson Department of Transportation, the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality and the Living Streets Alliance are working together to promote Car Free Tucson Day to move the community towards sustainability and better health.
Here are some links to help you go car free:
www.Suntran.com for door-to-door trip planning and bus routes.
www.884ride.org for Car Free Tucson Day contest information and to find a bike buddy.
http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/bicycle for lots of bicycling and pedestrian information in Tucson.
http://bikeped.pima.gov/Publications.html for the latest Bike Map and booklet with local bicycle laws.
www.livingstreetsalliance.org for information on how to transform our streets into vibrant places for walking, bicycling, socializing and play
http://www.deq.pima.gov/air/education.html for air quality information.