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Below are some of the different ways you can utilize local transportation & services all around the Hudson Valley to participate in Car Free Day.

Help your school, municipality, employer host a Car Free Day event! Contact Modou Cham at for assistance.


Go “car-lite” by joining a carpool or vanpool for Car Free Day! Click here to sign up for 511NY Rideshare to find a carpool today! You will be entered in a raffle to win a $25 amazon card when you register for free Ridesharing services!


Get around the region on rails via Metro-North. Visit for routes and schedules.


Travel without the hassles of traffic, parking or the expense of gas.

In Westchester & Putnam Counties, take the Beeline.

In Rockland County, take TOR or the Tappan Zee Express.

In Dutchess County, take the Loop bus.

In Ulster County, try out UCAT.

In Columbia County, check out your public transportation options here.

In Orange County, try TransitOrange.

In Greene County, try GCT.

In Albany County, check out the CDTA the learn about your options.


Bicycling is a healthy, quiet, clean, economical, and fun way to get to where you need to go. Visit to view bike trails throughout the Hudson Valley. Learn about taking your bike on MTA trains and buses here. Check out the Hudson Valley Rail Trail, the New York Rail Trail.

For more detailed maps, try New York Parks and Trails.


Walking is a great way to and burn calories instead of burning gas! Visit Map my Walk to find printable walking maps of any city, and check out Walk Score to find out what’s walkable from your home or work.

If you’re looking for an adventure, check out Hike the Hudson Valley for excellent trail maps and directions to the best hikes throughout the Hudson Valley.


Available technology allows employees to transparently perform their duties outside the traditional workplace. Ask your supervisor if you can telework on Car Free Day.


Ferries are a convenient transportation option in the Hudson Valley as connections between other modes of transit.

Try the Haverstraw-Ossining ferry to connect to the Hudson Train Line in Westchester County from Haverstraw in Rockland County.

Take the Newburgh – Beacon ferry to connect from Newburgh in Orange County to the Beacon Train Station on the Hudson Line in DutchessCounty.


We recognize that many people in the Hudson Valley can have unique commutes. Will you use a Kayak on Car Free Day? Or ride a horse? Or use EVERY available mode of transportation to get to work?