September 22nd is World Car-Free Day, when people everywhere are encouraged to get out of their cars and try different modes of getting around. The Metro DC Car-Free Day is also encouraging people to try “Car-Lite” options like carpooling, or to eliminate the need for a trip to the office by working from home. They’re asking people to pledge to “eliminate or reduce” their driving today – and the form does ask whether people normally drive or not, so I hope they’ll report both numbers.
I thought the bus was a little more crowded than usual this morning (though I also got to the stop a few minutes later than usual), and the traffic seemed to be on the lighter side. Has anyone noticed a difference in traffic patterns where you live?