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Thursday, September 23, 2004,: CarFree Day in Oakland!

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  • irvin dawid
    From: Greenbelt Alliance Subject: Event Announcement: CarFree Day in Oakland! Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 11:23:18 -0700 Downtown Oakland
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      From: Greenbelt Alliance <info@...>

      Subject: Event Announcement: CarFree Day in Oakland!
      Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 11:23:18 -0700

      Downtown Oakland CarFree Day
      September 23, 2004

      The City of Oakland is joining with dozens of cities around the globe to
      observe World CarFree Day. Oakland's event is scheduled for Thursday,
      September 23, 2004, to coincide with the Regional "Rideshare Thursdays"
      promotion, which encourages commuters to use commute alternatives. A
      transportation fair will be held at Frank Ogawa Plaza (14th and Broadway)
      from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. A press conference is scheduled for noon on City
      Hall steps.

      The City of Oakland and the CarFree Day Steering Committee - a consortium of
      area businesses, employers, transit agencies and nonprofit groups - are
      organizing the event. On CarFree Day, commuters will be encouraged to try
      an alternative to driving alone to work. Event festivities include displays,
      demonstrations, music, fun activities, and prizes. This event will be a
      great opportunity for everyone to learn about and experience available
      travel options. Information will be displayed by a broad representation of
      organizations that provide services, make policy and build projects that
      encourage using public transit, carpooling, vanpooling, bicycling, walking,
      telecommuting and smart growth. Less car-dependent living has many
      benefits, including decreased traffic congestion, better air quality, more
      free time, better health and less sprawl.

      The Downtown Oakland CarFree Day event will be promoted to Oakland employers
      and their employees, transit users, downtown shoppers and area residents.

      World CarFree Day became an annual event in 2000 and last year garnered
      participation from 295 cities and towns in Europe as well as seven cities in
      the United States and numerous others from Edmonton to Adelaide to New

      Additional information and updates are available on the event website at
      http://www.carfreecity.us/Oakland.html. Or contact Gus Yates of CarFree
      City USA (510-849-4412, gus@...) or Jackie Stiasny of RIDES for
      Bay Area Commuters (jstiasny@..., 510-273-2070).
      Greenbelt Alliance
      631 Howard Street, Suite 510
      San Francisco, CA 94105
      Phone: 415-543-6771
      Fax: 415-543-6781

      Greenbelt Alliance protects open space and promotes livable communities in
      the San Francisco Bay Area.
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