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Archive for May, 2008

Help Start a Car Share Program in Portland!

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

carshare-photo-bug.bmpTired of waiting for Zipcar to come to Portland?

Now is your chance!

Come on out to one of two introductory meetings to look at starting a Portland Car Share program! (more…)

Bike Commuting Summer Checklist!

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

The world feels like a bike commuter’s paradise this time of year! And with rising gas prices, bike shops are reporting record numbers of folks getting into (or back into) biking.

Whether you’re new to bike commuting or have been biking for a while (or forever!), here are some thoughts and resources: (more…)

Fun June Events & Opportunities

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

kid-with-skateboardInstant Independence – Buy a 2008 Youth Summer Bus Pass!

Are you a teen just waiting to get your driver’s license to get around on your own in Portland, Westbrook, South Portland, or Falmouth? Or is there a young person you know and love who would like some independent transportation for work, activities, getting to the beach, and seeing friends? Check out the 2008 Youth Summer Bus Pass! More details…

Also check out the Zoom and Shuttlebus for service for teens in Scarborough, OOB, Saco, and Biddeford.

Questions or concerns? Green Streets can share tips from local teens and parents who regulary use the bus. Just send us an e-mail at portlandgreenstreets@yahoo.com!

downeaster-masthead-logoAmtrak Downeaster – Red Sox Packages for June!

Hey Red Sox Nation! Special packages available: get your round trip transportation to Boston and back, along with your sold out Red Sox game ticket for just $85 per person. More details…

The Bike Shop’s 2nd Annual Community Ride and Portland Bike Expo!

kids-at-the-bike-shopThe June 29, 2008 TBS Community Ride is The Bike Shop’s annual fund-raiser – and is sponsored by Whole Foods Market and area bicycle retailers and riding clubs. This year the event is being combined with Portland’s first Bike Expo. The ride includes three routes: a 50 mile, a 25 mile, and a four mile children/family loop around Back Cove. More details…

Inquiring Minds Want To Know

Local journalists and others want to know what’s getting folks in the area to do more walking, biking, carpooling, taking transit, telecommuting, etc.

Have you started doing more green commuting in recent months? If so, what are your main motivations? Send us a quick e-mail at PortlandGreenStreets@yahoo.com to let us know!

Last Friday Specials for May Green Streets Day

Monday, May 19th, 2008

Sign in now – Please take 30 seconds and sign in now (and every month!) if you plan to walk, bike, take public transit, carpool, and/or telecommute this Green Streets Day – Friday, May 30th.

And here are the freebies, discounts, and raffle items for those in Greater Portland who:

  • Wear Green (shirt, pants, socks, whatever!)
  • and Get Around Green (walk, bike, take transit, carpool, telecommute, etc.)

on Green Streets Day!

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