Car Free Day

Subject: Car Free Day
Date: Aug 30, 2023

Parking & Transportation Services will be hosting a celebration for Car Free Day on Friday, Sept. 22, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The event will be hosted on campus on the USS Arizona Mall located at 1303 E. University Blvd.  

Discover the many alternative transportation options available to you in the City of Tucson and on campus. With the University of Arizona, event partners include the City of Tucson, Pima County Department of Environmental Quality, SunTran, SunLink, Razor, Spin and Tugo. Partners will be in-person to provide insights helping spread awareness for alternative modes of transportation.

"Driving motor vehicles is the single largest source of air pollution and climate pollution," says Karen Wilhelmsen, Program Manager for the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality. "Driving less, especially for regular trips like daily work and school commutes, benefits our health, our wallets, and the planet. Celebrating Car Free Day is a fun way to learn about and engage in no-drive ways of travel, including biking, walking, scootering, skateboarding, and taking transit."

Pima County's Drive-Less Pledge is a community-wide effort to keep our air healthy to breathe. Each day you skip using a personal motor vehicle, you reduce air pollution by 1,000 lbs. per year.

Participants will be asked to sign the Drive Less Pledge committing to drive less at least one day a week. We encourage anyone and everyone to stop by Car Free Day at the University of Arizona and sign the pledge in person, meet our vendors, and learn new ways to get around the city and campus car free.

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Parking & Transportation Services strives to provide innovation, leadership, and stewardship within our parking and transportation services and programs. PTS has made a long-lasting imprint on-campus, in the Tucson community, and in the greater state of Arizona.

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