Car Free Day is today



“Dear Sun Rideshare Commuter:
The first Car Free Day of 2016 is almost here. Friday, February 19 is Car Free Day. Just log one alternative mode trip on Friday and you’ll qualify for the prize drawing of a $50 Master Card gift card. That’s all there is to it.
Go to Sun Rideshare to log all your alternative mode trips.”

Ruth Reiman
TDM Manager
Pima Association of Governments
1 E. Broadway, Suite 401
Tucson, AZ 85701
520-620-6981 (fax)

More info:  “Sun Rideshare provides services that make alternative transportation, such as carpooling, vanpooling, mass transit, biking, and walking more affordable, accessible and convenient. The Sun Rideshare online Travel Database provides quick information and helps you find the best transportation option for your daily commute or trips to other destinations. Choosing an alternative mode of transportation has never been easier and provides many benefits for you and your community: cost and time savings, reduced congestion, improved air quality, and less dependence on foreign oil.”

Carolyn’s note:  I try to walk or bike to places, and only take the car when necessary, combining errands/trips to save gas/time.  I also ride the Sun Tran bus when I can, and it’s quite a deal for only $1.50 one way (cash or SunGo card).  And if you commute to work or school, check out this Sun Rideshare program for great prizes.  And also check out the new modern streetcar Sun Link, using a day pass (unlimited 24 hours) for $4.00 on a 4 mile track, from Mercado San Agustin to the Banner-University Medical Center.

And watch the hilarious “Do Zombies Carpool?” video on that website with an office worker named “Dave Smythe” — this will make you want to bike, ride Sun Tran, carpool, anything  — just to avoid the Tucson Zombies.