On World Car Free Day, September 22, people enjoy their city or town as it can be without cars in locations all over the world. Some cities offer free public transit. Here's what's happening around Princeton.
In a nod to Car Free Week, Princeton's first Fancy Women Bike Ride took place on Sunday September 18. Thirty women and girls dressed festively for this ride around Princeton (some brought their cool dads), showing that you can ride in friendship and in ordinary clothes. During the ride, the cry was heard: "We need bike lanes!"
[Organizer Jessica Wilson and a young rider are seen leading the ride on Wiggins Street. Photo by Justin Lesko]
Girls in Gear, which aims to teach girls "life skills through bike skills" is offering an eight-week course at the Riverside School starting September 25.
Princeton University's Tiger Transit, which is free and open to the public, will soon introduce new electric buses on all routes.
Sustainable Princeton's ECOmmuter Fest is on Friday, September 30.
Talk to owners of e-bikes, then test ride one. Yes, there are e-cars as well. The PHS Bike Club is offering tune-ups and light repair.
Car parking is limited, so please walk or bike to the event if you can. Park your bike with PBAC's free Bike Valet and score an additional ticket to the raffle!