Thank-you Cayman for taking part in our first Car Free Week!
A total of 402 pledges were made to take part. We would like to hear your views on Car Free Week and alternative transport solutions for Cayman.
Please take our survey for the chance to win a $100 Cost-U-Less gift voucher.
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Congratulations to our lucky Car Free Week participant raffle winners:
John Paul Lorimer
Mark Anthony Miller
Yolanda Paredes Arias
Marike van der Merwe
Isabella Hubbell Butler
Thanks to our prize sponsors:
Water Authority Cayman
Cost u Less
Thanks to these businesses for your support:
National Roads Authority
Lindo’s Tours and Transport
Doey Kelly’s Bus Service
Cayman Drone Company
Monograms and More
Cayman Music Association
Health Services Authority
High Impact Media
The Scooter Guys
SuperCycles Electric Bikes
What is Car Free Week?
As part of the National Energy Policy Initiative, the Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure (CPI) is organising a Car Free Week to be held from March 22nd to 26th 2021 with the goal of raising awareness of alternative travel options to aid in the reduction of traffic, conserve energy, reduce harmful emissions and reduce parking problems.
For the month of February the civil service took part in the CIG Responsible Travel Scheme which encouraged civil servants to take the George Town shuttle, carpool or ride a bike and collect points each time to be eligible to win a prize. 36 people from 17 different Government departments took part in the scheme. The program is being extended island wide to create a Car Free Week.
Car Free Week will further compliment the George Town shuttle service by encouraging persons to leave their vehicles at home and still be able to commute around town. The ultimate goal is to create long term car free options for commuting and by participating in car free events, this provides much needed information to establish the long term plan.
We are inviting you to join us and take the pledge to participate in the event. Companies can support employees by allowing them to work from home, provide priority parking for carpoolers, arrange a bus for them to park and ride, encourage them to walk, ride a bike, take public transportation, or any other incentives. All participants can share their involvement via hashtag #carfreeweekcaymanislands. All persons who pledge will be entered into the raffle for a prize. Share the car free week flyer and logo with your team and consider purchasing shirts with the logo to wear during the week.
Think you will be stuck in your office all day? Don’t forget, there is a free George Town Shuttle which loops around town so you can still go out for lunch or to run errands.
How to be car free
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. A free park and ride service will be available for the general public from the outer districts to the Government Administration Building (GAB). Please note masks are required to be worn on the bus per COVID 19 protocols.
Haig Bodden Sports Field, Bodden Town to GAB - 6:30am - Leaving GAB 4:15pm
ICCI, Newlands to GAB - 7:00am - Leaving GAB - 4:15pm
Spotts Dock to GAB - 7:30am - Leaving GAB - 4:30pm
Prospect CIFA Football Field to GAB - 7:30am - Leaving GAB 4:30pm
Ed Bush Stadium, West Bay to GAB - 7:30am - Leaving GAB - 5pm
Ed Bush Stadium, West Bay to GAB - 7:45am - Leaving GAB - 5:15pm
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. Download the app “SLACK” to arrange carpooling.
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
The Car Free Pledge
Car Free Week concluded on March 26 2021. Thank you to all who participated. We encourage you to continue to make car free choices.
For more information on Car Free Week email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 925-9312
Car Free Week - Pledges by Travel Mode