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Re: [carfree_cities] Green Festivals speaking opportunities

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    CarFree City, USA had a person (Colin Leath) and a booth at the San Luis Obispo green festival during the summer with mixed results. David Ceaser
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      CarFree City, USA had a person (Colin Leath) and a booth at the San Luis
      Obispo green festival during the summer with mixed results.

      David Ceaser
      www.carfreecity.us


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      From: "Jym Dyer" <jym@...>
      To: <carfree_cities@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, September 20, 2004 8:20 AM
      Subject: Re: [carfree_cities] Green Festivals speaking opportunities


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      > > http://www.greenfestivals.com/
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      > =v= I have to say that, overall, this is easily the greenest
      > "green" festival I've ever seen. Which makes it all the more
      > unfortunate that the top graphic features an "eco-" car and
      > the information about travelling to the venue emphasizes cars.
      >
      > =v= It's nice that they're arranging carpooling, but that's
      > about where it ends. On the "Getting There" page there is
      > detailed info, copied from Yahoo!, on getting to the venue by
      > car, but mass transit is "encouraged" with nothing more than
      > links to websites, and they completely left out the nearest
      > transit connection (CalTrain):
      >
      > http://www.greenfestivals.com/article.php?id=130
      >
      > There is bike valet parking, which volunteers provide free for
      > many San Francisco events, but they forgot to mention it on
      > the "Getting There" page. There are a number of bike rental
      > businesses for guests staying downtown, but attendees are not
      > informed about them.
      >
      > =v= I should think that a San Francisco-based organization, in
      > San Francisco, 12 years after that city started Critical Mass
      > and inspired carfree movements worldwide, ought to do better
      > than that.
      > <_Jym_>
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