Curb the Car Day is Friday, May 15

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On May 15, 2020 the rest of the country will celebrate National Bike to Work Day, but here in the Upper Valley we’ll be taking it a step further with our annual Curb The Car Day. 

So, bike or walk if that’s for you. Or take the bus, vanpool, or carpool. Or even skateboard or kayak. Then join your neighbors and coworkers at a Curb the Car Day location (TBD) to celebrate!

Why curb the car? Fewer drive-alone car trips means lower greenhouse gas emissions and less demand for parking. Plus you’ll get fresh air and exercise when you walk and bike even if it’s just to and from the bus stop! Carpooling, vanpooling, and taking the bus are great ways to meet your neighbors and build community. (Check out some amazing stats and facts about the impact of green transportation on our own health!)

Have an idea for an activity in your community? Email us to get involved in this year’s celebration!

What Vital Communities Can Offer

  • Free bike skills workshops and transit travel training during that week – SIGN UP NOW TO HOST ONE! For more info, contact us.
  • Info on our website about Curb the Car Day locations (and a Valley News ad)
  • E-mail and print promo templates for your networks
  • Tabling at your workplace to promote the event
  • Resources for employees/residents on non-drive alone options
  • An Upper Valley-wide prize drawing for participants

Get Involved!

  • Lead (or recruit a coworker to lead) your workplace’s activities
  • Staff a public Curb the Car Day “energizer station,” like at a major (and safe) intersection, parking lot, or town green 
  • Host a special event, like a bike-bus-car race or a bike workshop. More more info, contact us.
  • Help Vital Communities promote the event

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Ana Mejia

Climate Projects Coordinator

Transportation, Energy

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— Ana Mejia, Climate Projects Coordinator

Ana Mejia is the Climate Projects Coordinator at Vital Communities. She is a Southern California native and first arrived to the Upper Valley in 2018. Ana received her Bachelor’s degree in Geology from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and her Master’s in Environmental Sciences and Policy from Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, where she wrote her thesis on solar home affordability and energy efficiency programs for low income families. When she is not actively working towards creating sustainable communities, Ana enjoys swimming, cross-country skiing, birding, and trying out new dessert recipes with her KitchenAid mixer.



Bethany Fleishman

Transportation Program Manager

Transportation

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— Bethany Fleishman, Transportation Program Manager

Bethany Fleishman was born at the old Mary Hitchcock hospital in Hanover, N.H., grew up in West Hartford, Vt., and now lives in Hartford Village, where she can see the White River and the trains from her window. She has a biology degree from St. Lawrence University and has worked in public health outreach, as a line cook in San Francisco, a pastry chef in Hanover, and as a member of the Town of Hartford Selectboard. She serves on the board of directors for both Advance Transit and Upper Valley CarShare and is a lifelong bike commuter.



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