What is Car Free Day?
Every year, communities around the world celebrate Car Free Day on 22 September to encourage motorists to give up their cars for the day and raise awareness of the environmental, social and economic benefits of alternative transport options such as walking, biking or taking public transit.
The Cayman Islands Government has celebrated Car Free Day annually since 2019 to reduce the number of single occupany vehicles on our roads and raise awareness of alternate transport options. Together, we can all do our part to reduce traffic, conserve energy, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions for a cleaner, greener, safer Cayman Islands.
The Ministry of Sustainability & Climate Resiliency invites you to take part in Car Free Day 2022 on Thursday, 22 September, by choosing to walk, bicycle, carpool or take public transit.
Take The Pledge Or Share Your Car Free Selfie To Win!
Show us how you are reducing your car use during Car Free Day to be entered into a prize giveaway. Take a selfie or video, tag Energy Cayman on Facebook or Instagram, and use the hashtag #CarFreeCayman to be entered for a chance to win.
You can also take the pledge to be enetered into a prize giveaway. Simply complete this short form to pledge your participation in Car Free Day 2022 and be entered for a chance to win: Take The Pledge
How To Be Car Free
With a little bit of advance planning, there are many ways to reduce your car use on Car Free Day and in your daily life.
Download the flyers below for helpful tips on how to give up your car for a day and encourage others at your school or business to join the movement.
Park and Ride
Employers are encouraged to organize a park and ride service for employees. Contact the local tour operator to make arrangements and determine the best location for your staff to park and ride. For more information on arranging a park and ride please email email@example.com.
Link with neighbours, friends or co-workers to carpool to work. Arrange a carpool for your kids to get to school. Employers are encouraged to arrange priority parking for carpoolers.
Grab your helmet and jump on a bike. Cycle Cayman has bicycles available around the island. Employers can contract Cycle Cayman to provide bicycles for employees. Visit www.cyclecayman.com
Take in the more fresh air and walk or run to work.
Work from Home
This is the best way to reduce traffic congestion. Ask your supervisor if you can work from home
Utilize the public transportation system to commute to work. See the route map on www.caymantransport.ky
For more information on Car Free Day email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 925-9312