Civil Service to mark ‘Car Free Day’

Hundreds of civil servants will be making their way to work on foot, by bus or on bicycles Friday, as Cayman holds its first ‘Car Free Day’.

The event, which has been approved by Cabinet, is globally recognised every September as a day in which people are encouraged to get around without cars and instead carpool, take the bus, ride or walk. Last year some 2,800 cities in 54 countries participated in the event.

The Ministry of Commence, Planning and Infrastructure, which is leading the initiative in Cayman, according to a government press release, extended the invitation to members of the Legislative Assembly to leave their cars at home.

“We encourage all members of the civil and public service, including those on our Sister Islands, to join with us and reduce our use of cars for just one day. Our plan this year is for the civil and public service to lead by example, and then expand Car Free Day Cayman to the private sector and the general public in 2020,” said Planning Minister Joey Hew in the release.

The Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure will also provide park and ride opportunities for employees who live in the Eastern Districts, as well as hop-on, hop-off buses in George Town throughout the day.