NYC is Going Car-Free for Earth Day

Photo Credit: Car Free NYC/ Twitter

Several members of the NYC local government organized a Car Free Day initiative to encourage New Yorkers to make thoughtful, sustainable decisions about transportation on Earth Day, April 22.

“From sustainability and environmental justice to land use and urban planning as well as public health and street safety, our overuse of cars has caused numerous urban problems that have mounting social and economic costs,” reads the initiative’s website.

The campaign also encourages individuals and corporations to pledge to allow employees to work from home, raise awareness through education, spread the word via e-mail, social media, or participate in the day’s activities.

Events will take place Saturday in Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, and Manhattan. Check out all events and locations here. 

 “Our planet is the only one we have, and all of us have a role to play in preserving it for future generations,” said public advocate Letitia James.

About Valeria Ricciulli

Valeria Ricciulli is a New York based Colombian journalist. She currently covers real estate, architecture, and infrastructure at Vox Media's Curbed NY. Previously, she worked as a breaking news reporter for, and as a digital news intern for El Diario New York, covering crime, local politics, health, and culture. She's currently pursuing an M.S. in Media Management at The New School.

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