For the 2010 Chicagoland Car-Free Day, Sept. 22, the Active Transportation Alliance is partnering with the City of Evanston, CTA, Metra, Pace, RTA and communities around the region to shine a spotlight on ways of getting around without driving.

Residents of Evanston are invited to take the Chicagoland Car-Free Day Pledge, no matter if they already walk, bike or take public transit. By taking the pledge, residents are eligible to receive special discounts from businesses such as Sports Authority, Argo Tea and I-GO Car Sharing.

In addition to taking the pledge, Evanston will be holding a car-free promotional event at the 909 Davis Building from 6-9 a.m. and a rally at 8 a.m. on Chicagoland Car-Free Day. The rally will include appearances and speeches by local officials, free food and drinks, free bike repairs, an extra bike parking corral, bike raffle and more.

Visit to take the car-free pledge and learn about the special offers available to everyone who takes the Evanston Car-Free pledge.