With gas prices on the rise, it’s the perfect time to go Car-Free or Car-Lite on September 19th! Going Car Free or Car-Lite by driving less or driving with others is a free, fun and an easy way to save money, lower your stress and make Central Indiana a better, cleaner place to live. It’s easy to participate.

What is Car Free Day?

Car Free Day is an international event celebrated every September where people are encouraged to be Car Free or Car-Lite. We encourage you to leave your car at home and bike, vanpool, carpool, telework, walk or ride the bus to get around.

Join the Car Free Day Indy Corporate Challenge

Corporate Challenge

Be a leader in environmental consciousness, encourage your employees to participate in the Car Free Day Indy Corporate Challenge on Sept. 19, and win bragging rights.

We’re not asking for cash, just your leadership! Here’s how to get involved:

  • Sign the agreement below.
  • Encourage employees to ditch their cars on Sept. 19 in favor of a bike, walking or taking public transit. You’ll find downloadable graphics to help you promote Car Free Indy in our Toolkit, plus some ideas for you to consider.
  • Allow CIRTA to set up a table at your office to help explain the benefits.

Organizations that agree to take part in Car Free Day Indy will be featured in social media posts, plus, if interested, we’ll suggest media interview you or your employees about Care Free Day.

In exchange, you’ll receive:

  • Your logo on
  • Your logo with web link on Commuter Connect’s email September newsletter that reaches approximately 6,000 individuals Central Indiana.
  • Company name on social media mentions promoting Car Free Day Indy.

As we get closer to Car Free Day, we’ll keep you posted on the companies with the most employees registered to go car free or car lite on Sept. 19.

Download the Toolkit!

Included in the toolkit are downloadable graphics to help you promote Car Free Day Indy, plus some ideas for you to consider as you celebrate with your organization.

Fill out the form below to participate!

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Car Free Day Indy is a project of the CIRTA (Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority), which works to improve transportation connectivity, helps people get where they want to go and create a cleaner environment.

Thank you for helping to make Central Indiana a cleaner, greener community!


Join us at Monument Circle on September 19th from 7-9am and 11am – 1pm for live music from The DOO! Band!


Food and Beverages

Details coming soon!

Enjoy the benefits of being Car Free or Car-Lite

Be more productive!

You can work, text, and post; things you can’t do when you’re driving.

Save money!

Carpool and pay less for gas, parking, and wear & tear on your vehicle.

Stay Social!

Spend more time with coworkers and friends instead of sitting in traffic alone.

Improve the environment!

Reduce your carbon footprint and improve the air quality in Indianapolis.

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