Saturday, September 05, 2009

No gas car September 11th

Here is an idea that I have been working with for a few years: a movement to have people avoid gasoline powered transportation on the anniversary of September 11. I have been doing it since 2002, and I like it. There has been a bit of inconvenience at times: torrential rainpour on the ride home from work a few years ago, and picking up my daughter at a playdate a few towns away on the bike with a tagalong was kind of tough. Each time, though I am confirmed that this is a valuable experience.

It has few rules: Basically, don't drive. If you can use your feet or a bike, great. If you have access to public transportation, make use of it. Carpooling is good, electric drive vehicles are great. If you live too far from work, you could stay with a friend who lives closer and ride or walk in. We can still do business and get our needs satisfied while using less or no fossil fuels.

Here are a few pictures I took a while ago to mark the idea.

If you would like to join me in riding to work each year, then come along. If you have some project ideas that we can work on to help raise awareness, then bring it on.


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