Fredericton, NB (September 6, 2011) – Fredericton Transit, Green Matters and Regent Mall are partnering to promote World Carfree Day in Fredericton on September 22. World Carfree Day is an annual celebration held to raise awareness about the alternatives to vehicular transportation.
"City Council has made a commitment to sustainability by encouraging alternative forms of transportation, said Mayor Brad Woodside. "Recognizing events like Carfree Day helps to raise awareness about the benefits of using non-vehicular transportation".
To recognize World Carfree Day, representatives from Fredericton Transit, Green Matters, and Green Shops will be set up at the Regent Mall all day on September 22, sharing information about alternative transportation and active commuting. New transit schedules and trail maps will also be available. Visit the booth on that day, and be eligible to win some great active commuting prizes from our partners at the Regent Mall.
"With the Princess Margaret Bridge remaining closed into October, continuing to choose alternative forms of transportation helps ease traffic congestion and reduces fuel consumption and emissions," said Councillor Eric Megarity, Chair of the Public Safety and Environment Committee. "I encourage residents to try different commuting options when getting back into their regular routines."
World Carfree Day is a project of the World Carfree Network, founded in 1997. The Network is the hub of the global carfree movement, whose mission is to promote alternatives to vehicular transportation, and aims to reduce car dependence, and improving overall quality of life. More information can be found on the Network’s website, www.worldcarfree.net.