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Why Car-Free?


Why Car-Free?

There are so many benefits to taking more car-free trips that we only have time to scratch the surface on how great it can be.

Improve Health & Wellness
Choosing to walk, bike or ride public transit, instead of driving, can reduce stress and improve mental health.

Save Time & Money
A household can save nearly $10,000 by taking alternative transit and living with one less car.

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Build a Sustainable Future
Transportation has become the number one source of carbon pollution in the U.S. Emissions from cars and trucks contribute to elevated levels of greenhouse gases that can affect our climate and harm our planet. Research shows that choosing a car-free lifestyle is the most impactful action we can take to combat climate change as an individual.

Benefit the Community
Studies show that walkers and bike riders spend more time shopping at local businesses.

Businesses are also looking for reliable transit options to attract and retain employees.

Neighborhoods with public transportation have increased property value.

Together We Can

Car-Free St. Pete Committee


We are excited to announce that we are starting the application process for our very first Car-Free St. Pete Committee! As part of the Car-Free St. Pete Committee, you will:

  • Attend monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of every month at 8am with transportation leaders
  • Assist with the planning of Car-Free St. Pete events and initiatives
  • Get first access to Car-Free St. Pete swag

Together, we plan to work towards our mission & vision:

Mission: To inspire the downtown community of St. Pete and its leaders to make thoughtful transportation choices to reduce the impact of driving alone resulting in healthier individuals, safer streets, a cleaner environment and a stronger economy.

Vision: Fewer car trips due to more viable alternative transportation options in downtown St. Pete.

Apply today and join us in saving the planet one car-free trip at a time by encouraging people to walk, bike, and ride in Downtown St. Pete! Applications are due February 2nd. Feel free to email us at carfreestpete@gmail.com with any questions.

How to Get Around Car-Free


Car-Free & Loving It!


Watch how people in our community are choosing to go car-free.

Steven and Haley’s Car-Free Story

May 28, 2019 by Steven & Haley

Brad’s Car-Free Story

April 29, 2019 by Brad

Bryan and Barry’s Car-Free Story

April 12, 2019 by Bryan & Barry

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Current Events


You can go car-free to these downtown St. Pete events!

Cross Bay Ferry Returns!
Cross Bay Ferry Returns!

Nov. 1 – Apr. 30

Ride AVA on Bayshore Drive!
Ride AVA on Bayshore Drive!

Nov. 25 – Mar. 28

Saturday Morning Market
Saturday Morning Market

Feb. 27 – Feb. 27

Bike Your City 2021
Bike Your City 2021

Mar. 1 – Mar. 31

Get Fit St. Pete: Yoga In The Park
Get Fit St. Pete: Yoga In The Park

Mar. 6 – Mar. 6

Second Saturday ArtWalk
Second Saturday ArtWalk

Mar. 13 – Mar. 13