Moving Politics - Tour, workshop, sign-making
About The Event
It's time to get moving towards zero carbon emissions and safer streets! Meet on the southbound platform of the Redwood City Caltrain station (start of James near clock tower). Wear a yellow shirt or jacket if you can. Bicyclists and non-bicyclists welcome!
From 9:10-10:30 bicyclists can enjoy a mobile workshop/ tour of new bicycle-friendly improvements in Redwood City, such as the "road diet" with bike lanes at Brewster. Listen to an expert describe ways to get local governments moving on making cities better for bikes and people. For example, RWC is using its pavement budget (instead of waiting years for grants). Learn how the advocacy triangle (staff, city council, and community) can work for you.
From 10-10:30 there will be a tour on foot of some of the nearby bicycle and pedestrian street improvements, if there is interest from those not on bicycles.
Make arrow or sharrow signs for the Mega Moving Planet event in San Francisco in the afternoon. Join in some fun photo opportunities. Sign a letter or petition to support funding for bike friendly facilities on El Camino, Middlefield & other key bike routes. Learn what North Fair Oaks, RWC and the County have been working on to make streets better for bicyclists and pedestrians, and how you can participate. A representative of the North Fair Oaks Council should be on hand to provide information on the draft NFO Community Plan and upcoming opportunities to provide input.
At 11:04 am, we'll ride in one of Caltrain's Saturday express trains to San Francisco and join the Mega Moving Planet event in San Francisco. If you don't have a pass, allow $9.50 for RT train fare to SF from Redwood City (use Clipper card or purchase a ticket beforehand). Movers from other communities are encouraged to join us (get on at Palo Alto, Hillsdale, San Mateo, or Millbrae stations).
RSVP to the San Francisco event! www.moving-planet.org/BayArea