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WORLD CAR-FREE DAY

When is World Car-Free Day in 2022?

World Car-Free Day in 2022 is on the Thursday, 22nd of Sep (9/22/2022).

World Car-Free Day is on the 265rd day of 2022. There are 100 days left in the year.

World Car-Free Day Facts

  • Date: Sep 22, 2022
  • International
  • Also Called: World Car-Free Day
  • Celebrations: Grab the bicycle and head to work
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Over the last 21 years, the world car-free day has traditionally been celebrated annually on the 22nd of September. The organizers choose a particular theme each year primarily aimed at awareness creation on the numerous benefits of cycling, carpooling or even walking to work. Motorists are urged not to drive their cars for a day.

Cities across the globe hold organized and varying car-free day activities. These include people leaving their cars at home and instead opting to walk or cycle to run different errands. The primary aim of this is to change people’s perception of private car use and reduce noise and motor vehicle air pollution.

What are the Objectives of World Car-Free Day?

The primary objective of the world car-free day is to raise awareness on the importance of embracing alternative means of travel other than dependence on private cars. The principal focus of the campaign is environmental conservation and the reduction of noise and air pollution in our cities.

On this day, city planners and the local authorities get a perfect opportunity to present ideas on alternative modes of transport to the public. This day offers us an ideal platform to either pledge support or even suggest ways of improving the ideas presented. The overall aim of this car-free campaign is to come up with a policy that can reduce traffic jam, pollution, and grant clean air to every city.

World Car-Free Day History

The first world car-free day was observed in the year 2000. The Environmental Transport Association established the World Car Free Day but the initial observance day was the first Tuesday in the second half of June. The holiday was later designated as a self-standing day to be celebrated on September 22nd. In a bid to tackle deadly pollution, car-free days the UK has been increased especially in London.

Today world car-free day is observed in many countries to improve the pedestrian spirit, mass transit, public transit, use of bicycles and walking.

How to Celebrate World Car-Free Day

Take the initiative to reduce planet pollution today. Leave your car at home and instead, grab the bicycle and head to work. If you intend to go shopping, take a walk or use public transport instead. However, be sure to make this a regular affair and not a one-day thing.

Additionally, take this chance to educate others about the car-free day initiative. There is a high chance that many people in your locality have never heard nor celebrated the car-free day. Take this opportunity to educate your neighbors, family members and friends and highlight to them the importance of the car-free day.

If your town is organizing car-free events, add value to this day by volunteering and participating in the organized activities. By being part of these celebrations, you will get a chance to make new friends, expand your social or business networks and most importantly, remain physically fit after indulging in the various activities.

Why Celebrate World Car-Free Day?

Research has shown that motor vehicles account for the highest amount of gas emissions into the atmosphere. When we use public transport and leave our cars at home, the number of cars on the roads is reduced and so is pollution. This also reduces traffic jam and road pack hence making commuting easy and convenient for everyone.

When we use bicycles or walk to our destinations, we get a chance to enjoy nature. Personal vehicles contribute to noise pollution giving us no opportunity to hear voices of birds and other animals. So, a car-free day means that you get to enjoy the scenic views and everything else mother nature has to offer.

Most importantly, the world car-free day gives us a chance to save money for car fuel and maintenance costs. Moreover, you get to have peace of mind and no tension or stress especially if your car tends to break down regularly.

Indeed, the above car-free day advantages should motivate us to take a break from our cars from time to time.

World Car-Free Day Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Tue
  • Sep 22, 2015
  • Thu
  • Sep 22, 2016
  • Fri
  • Sep 22, 2017
  • Sat
  • Sep 22, 2018
  • Sun
  • Sep 22, 2019
  • Tue
  • Sep 22, 2020
  • Wed
  • Sep 22, 2021
  • Thu
  • Sep 22, 2022

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of International in 2022

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SaturdaySatJan 01, 2022Jan 01Global Family Day
TuesdayTueJan 04, 2022Jan 04World Braille Day
TuesdayTueJan 11, 2022Jan 11International Thank-You Day
SundaySunJan 30, 2022Jan 30World Leprosy Day
SaturdaySatFeb 12, 2022Feb 12Darwin Day
MondayMonFeb 21, 2022Feb 21International Mother Language Day
TuesdayTueFeb 22, 2022Feb 22World Thinking Day
TuesdayTueMar 01, 2022Mar 01International Day of the Seal
TuesdayTueMar 08, 2022Mar 08International Women's Day
SundaySunMar 20, 2022Mar 20World Frog Day
MondayMonMar 21, 2022Mar 21World Down Syndrome Day
TuesdayTueMar 22, 2022Mar 22World Water Day
WednesdayWedMar 23, 2022Mar 23World Meteorological Day
ThursdayThuMar 24, 2022Mar 24World TB Day
SaturdaySatMar 26, 2022Mar 26Earth Hour
SaturdaySatApr 02, 2022Apr 02International Children's Book Day
ThursdayThuApr 07, 2022Apr 07World Health Day
TuesdayTueApr 12, 2022Apr 12Yuri's Night
SaturdaySatApr 16, 2022Apr 16International Special Librarians Day
ThursdayThuApr 21, 2022Apr 21International Creativity and Innovation Day
FridayFriApr 22, 2022Apr 22Earth Day
SaturdaySatApr 23, 2022Apr 23World Book Day
MondayMonApr 25, 2022Apr 25World Penguin Day
MondayMonApr 25, 2022Apr 25World Malaria Day
TuesdayTueMay 03, 2022May 03World Press Freedom Day
ThursdayThuMay 05, 2022May 05International Midwives Day
SundaySunMay 08, 2022May 08World Red Cross Day
TuesdayTueMay 10, 2022May 10World Lupus Day
ThursdayThuMay 12, 2022May 12International Nurses Day
FridayFriMay 13, 2022May 13IEEE Global Engineering Day
SundaySunMay 15, 2022May 15International Day of Families
TuesdayTueMay 17, 2022May 17World Hypertension Day
WednesdayWedMay 18, 2022May 18International Museum Day
SaturdaySatMay 21, 2022May 21World Day for Cultural Diversity
SundaySunMay 22, 2022May 22International Day for Biological Diversity
MondayMonMay 23, 2022May 23World Turtle Day
TuesdayTueMay 24, 2022May 24World Schizophrenia Day
WednesdayWedMay 25, 2022May 25Towel Day
TuesdayTueMay 31, 2022May 31World No-Tobacco Day
WednesdayWedJun 01, 2022Jun 01World Milk Day
FridayFriJun 03, 2022Jun 03World Bicycle Day
SundaySunJun 05, 2022Jun 05World Environment Day
WednesdayWedJun 08, 2022Jun 08World Ocean Day
TuesdayTueJun 14, 2022Jun 14World Blood Donor Day
ThursdayThuJun 16, 2022Jun 16International Day of the African Child
FridayFriJun 17, 2022Jun 17World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought
MondayMonJun 20, 2022Jun 20World Refugee Day
TuesdayTueJun 21, 2022Jun 21International Yoga Day
SundaySunJun 26, 2022Jun 26International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking
MondayMonJul 11, 2022Jul 11World Population Day
SaturdaySatJul 16, 2022Jul 16World Snake Day
ThursdayThuJul 28, 2022Jul 28World Hepatitis Day
SundaySunAug 07, 2022Aug 07International Friendship Day
MondayMonAug 08, 2022Aug 08Universal & International Infinity Day
TuesdayTueAug 09, 2022Aug 09International Day of the World's Indigenous People
WednesdayWedAug 10, 2022Aug 10International Biodiesel Day
FridayFriAug 12, 2022Aug 12International Youth Day
SaturdaySatAug 13, 2022Aug 13International Lefthanders Day
SundaySunAug 14, 2022Aug 14World Lizard Day
TuesdayTueAug 23, 2022Aug 23International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade & its Abolition
ThursdayThuSep 08, 2022Sep 08International Literacy Day
TuesdayTueSep 13, 2022Sep 13International Chocolate Day
ThursdayThuSep 15, 2022Sep 15Software Freedom Day
ThursdayThuSep 15, 2022Sep 15International Day of Democracy
FridayFriSep 16, 2022Sep 16International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
MondayMonSep 19, 2022Sep 19Talk Like a Pirate Day
WednesdayWedSep 21, 2022Sep 21World Gratitude Day
ThursdayThuSep 22, 2022Sep 22World Car-Free Day
ThursdayThuSep 29, 2022Sep 29Inventors Day
ThursdayThuSep 29, 2022Sep 29World Heart Day
SaturdaySatOct 01, 2022Oct 01International Music Day
SaturdaySatOct 01, 2022Oct 01World Ballet Day
SundaySunOct 02, 2022Oct 02World Farm Animals Day
MondayMonOct 03, 2022Oct 03World Temperance Day
TuesdayTueOct 04, 2022Oct 04World Animal Day
WednesdayWedOct 05, 2022Oct 05World Teacher's Day
MondayMonOct 10, 2022Oct 10World Mental Health Day
SundaySunOct 16, 2022Oct 16World Food Day
MondayMonOct 17, 2022Oct 17International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
MondayMonOct 24, 2022Oct 24United Nations Day
SaturdaySatOct 29, 2022Oct 29International Internet Day
TuesdayTueNov 08, 2022Nov 08World Town Planning Day
MondayMonNov 14, 2022Nov 14World Diabetes Day
WednesdayWedNov 16, 2022Nov 16International Day for Tolerance
SaturdaySatNov 19, 2022Nov 19World Toilet Day
MondayMonNov 21, 2022Nov 21World Television Day
FridayFriNov 25, 2022Nov 25International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
WednesdayWedNov 30, 2022Nov 30International Computer Security Day
ThursdayThuDec 01, 2022Dec 01World Aids Day
FridayFriDec 02, 2022Dec 02International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
MondayMonDec 05, 2022Dec 05International Volunteers Day
WednesdayWedDec 07, 2022Dec 07International Civil Aviation Day
SaturdaySatDec 10, 2022Dec 10Human Rights Day