Car-Free Week

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Celebrate Massachusetts Car-Free Week!

Thank you to everyone who participated in Massachusetts Car-Free Week 2013! With your support and dedication to green commuting we have reduced car trips by 35, 197 and saved $270, 334 dollars. View more of our results from our 2013 mode shift challenge!

2013 Car-Free Week Mode Shift

Massachusetts Car-Free Week 2013 also saw the introduction to our first ever video contest asked commuters to chronicle their green trips. In addition we also had five daily winners and two grand prize winners that were rewarded for recording their trips via NuRide.

Keep on Tracking Your Trips Through Nuride!

Car Free-Week is over but you can continue to track your trips all year through NuRide, the nation’s largest travel rewards and rideshare matching program for individuals who take green trips. Participants can track their green commutes can are eligible for a variety of rewards and discounts and it’s absolutely FREE!

What is Massachusetts Car-Free Week?

Massachusetts Car-Free Week is an extension of World Car-Free Day, an annual event which has quickly spread to over 1,000 cities in 40 countries around the globe. Endorsing the environmental, financial, community and health benefits of green sustainable travel options, Massachusetts Car-Free Week promotes transit, bicycling, walking, carpooling, vanpooling and teleworking as greener modes of transportation.

Track Your Green Trips Year Round with NuRide!

Track your trips using NuRide, the nation’s largest travel rewards and rideshare matching program for individuals who take green trips.
Don't forget to track your trips all year long through NuRide and get even more rewards! Participants can track their Car-Free trip anytime at

Already a NuRide member? Read these tips on logging your NuRide trips during Car-Free Week.

Not a NuRide member yet? Start logging your green trips for rewards! New members get 1,000 free NuRide points!

Refer a friend!Know someone who is not yet tracking their green trips in NuRide? Get 1,000 NuRide points for every referral that signs-up!

NuRide Logo There are several ways you can participate in Massachusetts Car-Free Week!
- Public Transportation(including bus, train, subway, ferry and commuter rail trips)
- Bicycle
- Carpool
- Telework
- Vanpool
- Walk

And don't forget to log all of your trips- running errands, carpooling the kids to school, and mid-day trips to meetings also count!

Learn More!

Want to commute Car-Free or Car-Light but need help finding the right alternative or rideshare matching options that best fit your commute? We can help!
MassRIDES and your local TMA and have many resources to help you plan your Car-Free trip. Not sure which TMA your company works with? Check out the MassRIDES Partner List or Massachusetts TMA Directory to contact the TMA or MassRIDES coordinator that serves your area.

Find out more about our event sponsors: MassDOT, MassRIDES, and MassCommute.

For more ideas on how to maximize fuel efficiency, save money and ways to travel green, visit