Moving Planet Day, a global day of action to move beyond fossil fuels and encourage fossil-free transportation, will be celebrated in downtown Culver City on Saturday, September 24 with a colorful Alternative Transportation Parade followed by a community discussion. Everyone is welcome to participate in this afternoon of free family-friendly fun. Fancy parade attire and creative decorated vehicles are encouraged! Hosted by Transition Culver City in partnership with four local organizations Sustainable Streets, reDiscover Center, Bikerowave and Culver City Bicycle Coalition, the Alternative Transportation Parade meets at 1 pm in Town Plaza, in front of the Lion Fountain at the Pacific Stadium Theatres. There are two parade routes to choose from — one for walkers and one for bicyclists — as we explore Culver City’s local routes to the new Metro Expo Line station. The event concludes in front of City Hall with a community brainstorming session at 3 pm to discuss our personal carbon footprints and also features a children’s craft. The schedule is as follows:
1pm: We’ll meet at Town Plaza, by the Lion Fountain (9500 Culver Blvd), to get costumed, decorate bikes, shoes, helmets & hats, and make parade banners and signs. Materials for banner-making and decorating will be provided. Fancy parade attire encouraged!
2pm: Cyclists will follow the bike sharrows, part of the Downtown Connector, to explore this newly installed bike route linking Downtown Culver City to the new Metro Expo Line station.
Walkers, runners, strollers & little red wagons will take Washington Blvd. toward the station.
3pm: Meet in front of City Hall (9770 Culver Blvd.) to celebrate and create individualized plans and goals for lowering our carbon footprint! Children can create mini alternative vehicles from recyclables provided by reDiscover Center.
More information at www.transitionculvercity.org, or click through on the connection box.
Email [email protected] or call 310-390-3021 with questions.