To all faculty and staff:
Once again, McGill is proud to participate in International Car Free
Day, September 22, 2006.
Celebrating life on Earth with the world
Car Free Day was first held in Paris in 1998 and is now celebrated
annually by more than 1,500 cities and 100 million people worldwide, in
a continuing effort to sensitize people to the effects of vehicles on
the quality of urban life and to encourage alternative means of
transport, including walking, cycling, car-pooling and public
transportation. McGill's participation reinforces the principles in our
environmental policy and our desire to reduce parking on lower campus,
minimizes pollutants that are detrimental to our health, and adheres to
the spirit of the Kyoto protocol, which calls for the reduction of
We are aware that Car Free Day may cause some temporary inconvenience,
but we are confident that you understand the importance and potential
impact of this event.
International Car Free Day at McGill
In light of the campus events that will take place on Car Free Day:
Vehicles will not be permitted to enter via the Roddick Gates entrance
from 6:00 am - 4:00 pm.
- To ensure the safety of pedestrians, there will be no parking prior
to 4 p.m. on the main road leading from the Roddick Gates to the Arts
Building or in the area near and around the Redpath Museum.
Vehicular traffic must enter the campus through the Milton Gates to
access the main campus.
Exceptions will be granted to individuals with disabilities and to
McGill service and emergency vehicles.
If you must drive to work
We strongly encourage you to think "green" in general, but particularly
on Car Free Day — please leave your vehicle at home. Nonetheless,
limited parking will be available at the following parking lots for
holders of A and C permits only:
East side of main campus
Engineering Courtyard (FDA courtyard)
Behind the Faculty Club/Bookstore
Powell Student Services Building East (McTavish Street above Doctor
Powell Student Services Building West (Peel Street above Doctor Penfield)
Drummond Street (Sir William Osler above Doctor Penfield)
MNI/Residences (top of University Street near the Hospital/Athletics
Wear McGill's colours proudly
This year, consider participating in "La marche des entreprises" on Car
Free Day as a McGill participant. Walkers are encouraged to wear
University colours (red and white) and meet at 11:00 a.m. at the
esplanade of Place Ville Marie. The walk will take place from 11:30
a.m. until noon on St. Catherine Street between McGill College and St.
Free McGill T-shirt!!! To promote McGill participation in "La marche
des entreprises," the University will provide a red McGill T-shirt for
the first 30 McGill staff and faculty who sign up and join the walk at
11:30 am on September 22. Simply contact Kathleen Ng at 398-6247 or
via rethink [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email) to register and for any additional information you may require.
Your cooperation and and participation are appreciated!
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and I hope you will
participate in the Car Free Day activities as we strive to raise
awareness about the importance of preserving our fragile environment.
Vice-Principal (Administration and Finance)