This year, along with Greater Mercer TMA, we are celebrating Car Free Day Reimagined. In response to COVID-19, many of us have already made changes to our daily commutes. More folks are walking and biking and many are working on a hybrid schedule. So this year, we celebrate Car Free and all the changes commuters have made this year.
Over the past 18 months and as a result of going #CarFree, we have seen an increased awareness of walking and cycling infrastructure across both Middlesex & Mercer Counties. We also experienced better air quality and a high focus on our health and well-being. Best of all, we find commuters are exploring and supporting their local businesses as a result of the commute change.
As we move ahead, we hope that commuters will maintain a part of their “new commute” methods. We have witnessed that even the smallest change can make a significant impact. So this week, we encourage everyone to share how they are commuting to work.