Anything but cars

11/02/09 Jon Butts
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Today’s Sustainable Living Program was about alternatives to the car.

First, we talked to Rob Mears, a Light Electric Vehicles (LEV) dealer in the suburbs of San Francisco. He’s created a great website with everything you’d want to know about the topic of LEV’s: http://www.electric-bikes.com.

Next up we had Karen Kress, with the Tampa Downtown Partnership and a local bicycle advocate. Also, Alan Snel, the Director of South West Florida Bicycle United Dealers (SWFBUD) joined us to talk about local bike-related issues.

We spent a lot of time talking about bike safety. Some of the main safety issues are: riding in the same direction as traffic, not riding on the side walk, stopping at all stop signs & lights, riding with a helmet, and bicycles must obey all traffic laws same as cars.

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