6 Ways You Can Get Around South Jersey on Car Free Day
Electric cars may be a forward step in reducing pollution in our environment, but you know what's even one step further? Not using a car at all!
Each year, on September 22, people across the world engage in what is called "No Car Day" or "Car-Free Day."
It's pretty self-explanatory, just don't use your car for a full 24 hours. Easier said than done, right? People are encouraged to get around without driving cars and instead ride a train, bus, bicycle, carpool, vanpool, subway, or walk. Trust us, even if it's just for one day, any little bit helps our environment!
Want to participate here in South Jersey? Don't know where to start? Here's some options to keep you moving on September 22nd.
A good old-fashioned bike ride is often overlooked by so many because of motorized vehicles.
Why not get some exercise while running errands or heading to work? Get peddling!
Going on a walk, jog, or run is the next best thing when it comes to a simple mode of transportation. It may not be the fastest, but it's the purest form of getting around. Go ahead, embrace that fresh air!
Only a true Jersey Shore native knows the leisure and luxury of riding the tram car. Although it has the word "car" in the name, this is by no means a car. It's essentially a trackless train that moves up and down New Jersey's boardwalks, picking up and dropping off citizens at a reasonable price. #Winning
NJ Transit is the most popular bus agency. All across the state, you're guaranteed to see at least one out there on the road at any given time. Taking the bus on Car Free Day is a great, social way to get around town. We're talking at least 20 birds with one stone with a service like this.
All over any boardwalk in Jersey, you'll find people pushing small carts...chairs...rickshaws, or whatever you wanna call them. In these, small chairs are passengers who need to get from point A to B. This is a perfect example of waged labor - you pay a fee for the trolly pusher to push your party to your destination. Simple!
It's not exactly the fastest way to get around, but the experience makes it worth it.
A train ride is something somebody should experience at least a few times in their life. The Atlantic City Rail Terminal is the easternmost point on the route to and from Philadelphia. There's just something about train rides that give a historic feeling to its passengers. Give it a try!