Bike the Vote!

bike the voteOn February 2, 2008 LA Cyclists will gather at the Eco-Village for a neighborhood bike ride, all in an effort to get out the vote for Obama.

There are many issues on the table in the upcoming election but when it comes to sustainable communities and intentional living, the campaign noise gets quieter.

In fact, when the subject is alternative transportation, specifically bikes, it’s almost silent.

Of the Democratic Candidates, Obama stands alone for his record on bikes as a transportation solution:

“As president, Barack Obama will re-evaluate the transportation funding process to ensure that smart growth considerations are taken into account. Obama will build upon his efforts in the Senate to ensure that more Metropolitan Planning Organizations create policies to incentivize greater bicycle and pedestrian usage of roads and sidewalks, and he will also re-commit federal resources to public mass transportation projects across the country. Building more livable and sustainable communities will not only reduce the amount of time individuals spent commuting, but will also have significant benefits to air quality, public health and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”

If you ride, please join us but most importantly, if you ride, please VOTE!

The details:

Bike for Obama with Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti

11:00 am
Bike riders gather at Eco-Village located at 117 Bimini Place (@ 1st St)

11:30 am
Bike ride begins going through Silver Lake and to Elysian Valley

12:00- 2:00pm
Arrive @ Marsh Street Park for an afternoon of phone banking & Obama fun!

If you can’t join us for the ride, help us make calls at Marsh Street Park – a beautiful park fronting the Los Angeles River and adjacent to a skate park that filters urban runoff before its hits the river!

Calling Lists, campaign info, and snacks will be provided! Bring your cell phones!

For more info, contact Helen at or 323.244.3630

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    Obama may be the only candidate to spell out a bike platform, but the other Democratic candidates have talked a lot about alternative transportation. Clinton is the only candidate to talk about a specific subsidy increase for urban rail and Edwards actually still bikes and is known to participate in bike races.

    All that being said, this is a great idea. Helmuts off to Helen and Garcetti.

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