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Photo Gallery | Celebrate International Car Free Day: Bike Rentals in Montgomery County

 

A recent study showed that more than 51 % of people in Virgina and 47% of people in Maryland commute to work each day to a different county.

International Car Free Day is an annual, worldwide event that encourages the public to find alternatives to using cars or reduce the amount of driving they do.  Using transit, biking, and walking – instead of driving – reduces noise, pollution and stress.

On September 22nd, to celebrate International Car Free Day, Montgomery County Commuter Services (MCCS) held prize drawings and provided information on transportation options at the Silver Spring, Bethesda, Twinbrook and Friendship Heights Metrorail stations.

 Participants were eligible to win a $200 SmarTrip Card, a Kindle 3G with Wi-Fi, and promotional items, including discount coupons to local retailers.

         MCCS offers assistance in finding “Better Ways to Work,” not just on September 22nd, but year-round by walking, taking transit, carpooling, vanpooling, biking or teleworking.  Check the County’s website at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/commute.

The County promotes these effective and efficient solutions to reduce pollution and transportation costs, help address climate change concerns, and ensure the economic and environmental vitality of the community. 

            For more information about transportation options in the County, contact Commuter Services at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/commute or call 240-773-2989.