Thursday, September 27th was Don't Drive Day!

On Thursday, September 27th, Charlotte regional commuters reduced traffic-related stress, SAVED GAS MONEY, and improved local air quality by trading in their solo commute to work for a cleaner commute method.  They could also win prizes donated by local businesses, including an Apple iPad!

Everyday could be a Don't Drive Day! Eligible clean commutes to work are:
  • Ride the Bus
  • Carpool
  • Telecommute
  • Ride LYNX
  • Walk
  • Bike
  • Vanpool


Finding your clean commute is EASY!

Visit to find a carpool partner, you can even specify finding a carpool partner among your coworkers!

Visit to find your CATS transit route and schedule!


Thank you to our prize donors:

·         GRAND PRIZE: an Apple iPad provided by N.C. Air Awareness;

·         A $100 Harris Teeter gift certificate donated by Harris Teeter (for first time clean commuters).

·         Two $50 Queen City Bicycles gift cards donated by Queen City Cycles;  or

·         A  1-year membership to Charlotte B-cycle bicycle sharing program donated by Alta Planning + Design,

Also, Charlotte B-cycle waived the $8 daily membership fee for the B-cycle program in observance of Don't Drive Day 2012!
(overage charges still applied to encourage people to "share" the bikes)

One of five high quality 100% cotton Charlotte Area Bicycle Alliance T-shirts, your choice of size and color.

Details about Don't Drive Day...

Entries were only accepted here from September 27 through noon on September 28, 2012.  One entry per participant. 

Winners must live or work in the Charlotte non-attainment area which includes Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Lincoln, Rowan, Union and York (SC) counties.

For more information call Charlotte Area NC Air Awareness at 704-336-5430.