Take the Car-Free Challenge next week

Stop complaining that we don’t have enough transit around KC and lace up your walking shoes (or get out your bike) for the Car-Free Challenge, which kicks off Saturday and runs through May 15.

When most people think of using transit or some other transportation mode besides a car it’s for your daily work commute — an easy motivator since there’s always frustrating levels of traffic during rush hour. Since our commuting distances in KC are long, however, try non-work trips if you’re a newbie: grocery store, dining out, or any other errand that’s under 5 miles from your home.

If you choose to give transit a try, use Google Transit (also good for walking directions). It’s a life saver and far easier to use than any other online trip planner. KCATA has posted some great How To Ride videos to help you out.

You can also email us if you have any questions that you can’t get answered anywhere else.

Here are a few car-free blogs worth reading:


3 Comments so far

  1. Capt. Spaulding May 11th, 2009 2:15 pm

    Go “car-less” in Kansas City?

    This IS a joke- right?

  2. Dave May 11th, 2009 2:17 pm

    not really. i walked to work today.

  3. Eric May 14th, 2009 9:52 pm

    I haven’t driven a car all week, even though I’m commuting from Westport to Leawood. Bike and bus are more than adequate.