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Mayor, others to participate in ‘Car Free Day’

 INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Friday and Saturday people around the world will be celebrating International Car Free Day.

In Indianapolis people are finding different ways to get to work. The event is about making an effort for just one day to not get in your car as a way to get to work. You can carpool, vanpool, bike, take a bus, walk, or scooter and that would count for as a car-free day.

It’s the third year for the event in the Circle City. It’s part of the Commuters Connect program, a federally funded service designed to reduce air pollution and traffic congestion. They say the impact, even just one day of not taking your car, can be huge for the environment.

Mayor Joe Hogsett officially proclaimed Friday “Car Fre Day Indy.”

Leaders say the goal is that once people try it, they’ll see how easy it is and incorporate a day or two a week into their regular routine.

To make a pledge and for more information, click here. 


Colder and quiet rest of the week

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A good 20° swing Wednesday morning with temperatures in the lower to mid 20s this morning with feel-like temperatures in the teens. it will be a clear start then brighter heading through the rest of the morning and the afternoon! Sunshine won’t help us out too much in terms of temperatures today. Daytime highs should warm to the upper 30s. Wednesday night will be a cold one with lows in the lower 20s with a partly cloudy sky.

Thursday will be another cold one with highs struggling to reach 30°. It’ll still be a bright one with a mostly to partly sunny sky. A slow warming trend will start Friday with highs warming to the upper 30s with a mixture of sun and clouds.

This weekend will be split with a chance of showers arriving late in the day Sunday. Highs will continue to warm to the mid-40s Saturday with a partly sunny sky. Clouds return Sunday with showers later in the evening and overnight. Rain will continue through Monday. Tuesday looks to be a dry day for now then showers should return by midweek with highs in the mid 40s.