As a native of the Western United States, I grew up with the belief that roads and cars were not just the way to get around, they were a birth-right not entirely unlike the right to vote. Silly, I know, but when you’re 30 miles from the nearest decent place to get a pair of jeans and Amazon.com hasn’t been invented yet, it’s not hard to figure out why they’re necessary. In much of DC, though, it’s easy to get around by Metrorail (that is when the trains are running) or Metrobus (when they’re not hitting people) so if you only occasionally give up your car for public transit, consider going car-free tomorrow.
There’s going to be a big Car-Free party at 7th & F Street in Penn Quarter, with all kinds of events. In addition, the Fojol Brothers, the Spy Cafe Cart and On-The-Fly will be selling tasty lunch options, and there’s going to be a ton of giveaways. Give it a look.