Contact & Activities

Participating city

Washington D.C. metropolitan area
6.097.684 inhabitants

Local contact

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
Douglas Franklin
777 N. Capitol St. N.E.
20002 Washington, D.C.
+1 202 962-3792

Participation 2016

The participant is committed to:

Carrying out a Car-Free Day event by closing one or more streets to traffic, and opening it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. This should preferably happen on 22 September to mark your town or city as part of World Car-Free Day.
Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
Citizens of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area are encouraged to "Change things up, go car free or go car-lite by ridesharing on Sept. 22." Citizens are asked to 'take the free pledge' and to explore 'commuter connections' and join a "'team' that fits their mobility best and get social" via #carfreeday and @CarFreeMetroDC. Options include 'team bike;' 'team pool;' 'team rail;' 'team telework;' 'team bus' and 'team walk.' The overall aim is to diminish the number of cars on the D.C. area's roads.