Babylon Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer recently joined with Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez and the Town Board to officially declare Monday, September 22nd, 2014 as “Car Free Day” in the Town. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone is also hosting the Suffolk County Bike Summit on Monday at 11:45am at the H. Lee Dennison Building in Hauppauge to speak about bike safety, carpooling, and ways to reduce energy.
Car Free Day is an international event that is celebrated in over 1500 cities worldwide. As part of Car Free Day, people are encouraged to travel by carpooling, public transit, walking, bicycling and other methods of transportation to help conserve energy, reduce traffic and protect the environment. Last year, over 2500 individuals took part in the initiative on Long Island alone, which saved over 65,000 miles of driving and helped shield the region from 32 tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
“I am proud that the Town of Babylon has joined over 1500 cities worldwide in celebrating Car Free Day,” said Town of Babylon Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez. “This initiative goes a long way in raising awareness about conserving energy and reducing hazardous emissions. I encourage all of our residents and employees to look into utilizing alternate transportation, whether it be biking, carpooling or public transit, not just on Car Free Day but whenever possible.”
Those interested in taking part in Car Free Day can visit http://carfreedayli.com/ and fill out a pledge form to go “car free” on Monday, September 22nd.
For additional information, please call (516) 242-8121.