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Car-Free Week highlights ways to ditch the car

Full and original article posted on Telegram & Gazette

It’s Car-Free Week in Massachusetts, and if you haven’t gone a day without using a car yet, you still have until Sunday, World Car-Free Day, to “Pick a day and commute another way.”

The “Pick a day” theme has been promoted by the state Department of Transportation on social media and electronic bulletin boards on major highways as an opportunity to “mode shift,” according to a news release.

“Car-Free Week encourages people to bike, walk or take the bus to work or to the store, leading many to discover that doing so is more enjoyable, beneficial and practical than they might think,” said Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Richard Sullivan, in the release.

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