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Perks Of A Car-Free Commute On World Carfree Day

September 22, 2017

The routine of commuting to work in your car every day can be a draining and stressful experience. World Carfree Day, Sept. 22, is the perfect day to try alternative commutes to work. To help you pick the alternative transportation right for you, we have presented some of the best perks of a car-free commute!


Taking a train, subway or bus to work can be great for reducing stress. You don’t need to focus on driving, the bad traffic or all the aggressive drivers on the road. Instead, you can just sit and relax. The best part is: since you don’t have to focus on the road, you can focus on more enjoyable things to pass the time!

Use Your Commute Time More Wisely

Speaking of focusing on more enjoyable things, when you aren’t driving you can use your time more wisely! The time it takes to commute could be used in a better way. If you’re a student, you can work on homework. If you have extra work, you don’t have to bring it home—you can finish it to and from work. Even if it’s less productive, if you’re tired, you can rest on the commute home.

While those options are practical, they may not be more enjoyable than driving. However, if you aren’t the one behind the wheel, you can make your commute entertaining. You can bring a tablet or laptop and watch a movie. You can play games on your electronic device as well. Driving can really be a waste of your time. Replace it with productivity, rest or fun!


If you find yourself exercising before or after work, you may realize that it can take up a lot of your downtime. However, if you exercise on your way to work, you aren’t wasting time at all! Plus, you are finding a good way to stay healthy. Biking, running, longboarding, rollerblading or any other form of exercise to work can benefit you in so many ways. First of all, you won’t be dealing with traffic jams. Secondly, it makes the trip more enjoyable. Third, it’s good for your well-being! Finally, it’s great for the environment!

Save The Environment

Whether you are biking, taking the train or bus, or carpooling to work, you are actively taking steps to clean up the planet! Fewer cars on the road means fewer emissions. World Carfree Day is the perfect time to experiment if an alternative commute is right for you!

Donate That Car You No Longer Use!

If World Carfree Day really clicked with you, and you no longer find the need to commute in your car, Wheels For Wishes has the perfect opportunity for you. You can donate your car to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting your local chapter of Make-A-Wish! Not only does this help to make dreams come true for local children facing critical illnesses, but it also has great benefits for you!

We come to you and tow away your car for free! Then, when you’re filling out your 1098-c form during tax time, you will have a 100 percent tax-deductible receipt from your donation! All you need to do is call 1-855-278-9474 or fill out an online donation form! Make World Carfree Day into a car-free life!

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