Residents enjoy car free day
Residents dusted off their bikes, took a stroll or carpooled, parking their vehicles as part of World Car Free Day on Sunday.
Nearly 50 people filled out an online survey saying they had taken part in World Car Free Day, with many choosing multiple alternative modes of transportation to the vehicle, including walking (65 per cent), taking Red Deer Transit (47 per cent), cycling (42 per cent) and carpooling (21 per cent).
Red Deer Transit ridership was up 23 per cent overall on World Car Free Day from the previous Sunday. The day is designed to explore alternative modes of transportation to the vehicle, reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution, improve health and save money.
Survey respondents answered a question about what would make it easier to get around the city any other day of the year.
Some suggested more buses, routes, stops and bus benches; cheaper bus passes; and more sidewalks cleared of snow.