World Car Free Day

20 September 2021

This Wednesday 22 September is World Car Free Day 🌍

To mark the occasion we are offering double points for running, riding and taking the bus πŸƒπŸ½‍♂️ 🚴‍♀️ 🚌

There are already double points for walking and wheeling all week for the York Walking Festival - plus you can win one of three £10 York Gift Cards by walking one our featured routes🚢🏽‍β™€οΈπŸ‘¨‍🦽

Cars account for 61% of surface transport emissions and in 2019, 7% of car journeys were less than 1 mile, while a further 17% were between 1 and 2 miles.*

By switching to cycling, walking or taking the bus for these kinds of journeys, we can all make a difference and help to combat climate change. 

The physical and mental health benefits of active travel can also make us happier and healthier and protect our NHS by improving public health.

So plan to leave your car at home and join us this Wednesday for Car Free Day!

There are links to cycle route maps and bus information on the BetterPoints York homepage here.

*From Carlton Reid, 'We must cut car use to save the planet, agrees UK government'