Published on: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 News

Takoma Park Launches Car Free Challenge

The City of Takoma Park is excited to launch a 5 month-long competition to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation and reduce the number of cars on the road.

The Takoma Park Car Free Challenge is open to anyone living or working in Takoma Park, Maryland and can be completed individually or on a team. Miles for any trip that would typically be taken by car such as going to work, school, grocery store, appointments, out to dinner, etc. all count toward the competition.

Monthly prizes will be awarded starting June 19 and may include items such as: gift cards to a local bike shop, gift card to a local shoe store for new walking shoes, smartrip cards, bikeshare gift certificates, new bike accessories like helmets, lights, tune-ups, and more!

Starting the Car Free Challenge is easy, follow these steps:

  1. Go to to register and join (or start) a team.
  2. Log your miles / trips at or download the “From Labs Challenge” app on your smartphone to log trips with GPS.
  3. Win prizes and help promote a sustainable community!

Takoma Park is committed to fostering a sustainable community for all. Do your part to help keep our city green and groovy for years to come!