Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Darreja event

Date:Saturday, June 12, 2010

Time:10:00am - 12:00pm
Location:Departure point: Beirut by Bike - Biel entrance
City/Town:Beirut, Lebanon
Would you like improved public and alternative transport in Lebanon?
In most cities around the world, people have a choice in how to get around - walking, bicycling, driving, or taking the bus, tram, train, or metro.
We Lebanese love to brag that we're the greatest in the world in just about everything, but to be completely honest, our transportation system could really use some help - some of YOUR help!
Here is your chance to get involved: Come join us in our first event, درِّجا (Darreja)
We'll be touring Beirut on bicycles from Biel to Luna Park - Manara and back again. This will be to demonstrate just how easy it is to get through areas of our city by bike, and show our public officials that providing bikeways is an inexpensive, healthy, and environmentally friendly way to ease our traffic.
Places are limited, so register early. Bicycles will be provided by Beirut by Bike for free, but due to limited availability of bicycles, there will be no registration on the day of the event!
To participate in Darreja, please register before June 10th at Cafe Younis (in Hamra or Sodeco) by paying a L.L. 5,000 deposit, reimbursable on the day of the event, and by filling out the registration form there.
This event is open to anyone who is over 18 years old and can already ride a bike.
Please try to be there between 9:30 am and 10:00 am!!
This event is organized with the support of IndyACT, the sponsorship of the Netherlands Embassy, and the partnership of Beirut by Bike.
Fast Forward is Lebanon's new advocacy group for sustainable, alternative transportation - like transit, bicycling, and walking! Join us on Facebook on the group: Fast Forward >> All for Public Transportation in Lebanon
Looking forward to seeing you there!!
The Fast Forward group
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