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​Car Free Day – September 21 and 22, 2018

Car Free Day is traditionally held on September 22. This year, however, the NIH will celebrate Car Free Day with the Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments (WMCOG) on Friday, September 21, and Saturday, September 22, 2018. Participate on either day or both. It's up to you!

Car Free Day is an international event that encourages people to get around without using their car in order to highlight bicycling, mass-transit, walking, and alternative modes of transportation. Even carpooling is another option! Car Free Day is the perfect way for a practice run with co-workers.  Additionally, we encourage those who already telework or who can telework, talk to your supervisor to see if you can participate and sign up at the link below.

To learn more about Car Free Day and make a pledge to go car free, check out the Car Free Metro DC Webpage and fill out the form. It only takes a quick minute. 

Lastly – are you looking for a carpool/vanpool? Sign up on the DATS Rideshare program to find other commuters that live and work near you. Please use the following link and select the NIH Employee LOGIN to sign in and then choose "Join Rideshare." Once you have committed to trying this alternative commuting option, register on the WMCOG website at

Disclaimer: The NIH is not responsible for the content of the WMCOG website nor endorses any prizes offered with the event.

For commuting options, please visit the following websites:

DATS - Transportation Services:

NIH Bicycle Club:

NIH Transhare Program:

Metro Transit:

WMCOG Car Free Day:

WMCOG Commuter Connections:

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