Come and Get it . . . Car Free Fridays this Friday

Breakfast locations

If you haven’t yet participated in a Car Free Fridays for 2010 this week is likely your last chance to get breakfast for biking to work. It’s definitely your last chance to enter the raffle and receive discounts for products and services from excellent local businesses.

We started this year’s events focused on Mount Lebanon and now we end the season with Lawrenceville. Like a caged bull in Pamplona at the start of the second week in July, Lawrenceville is ready let loose and play host. We’ve already delved into some details about the evening events this Friday, including the Gallerycycle and Bridesmaid Dress Ride. Now it’s time to read about what to expect in the morning.

Beginning at 7:30am we have two sign up locations, one in Lawrenceville and one Downtown.  In Lawrenceville the Lawrenceville Corporation has teamed up with espresso a mano and Dozen to help us greet car free commuters ready to start their day. We’ll be set up directly across the street from Dozen at 3511 Butler Street at a new little public space that invite some greenery into the canyon of buildings along one of the city’s most burgeoning main streets.

In Downtown we’ve partnered with our longtime co-conspirators Sustainable Pittsburgh to complement their 10th Annual Smart Growth Conference. Whether your attending the conference or not, stop by to sign up. David Lawrence Convention Center is providing the space and Levy Restaurants is stepping up with breakfast for those who arrive by bike. We will be located next to the Convention Center Parking Garage on 10th Street – 1 block off of Penn Avenue.

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You want it You want it You Want it

This month we’re also starting a little magic with our friends at Black and Gold City Goes Green. Basically the goal here is to walk en mass to work. Arrive to Dozen (3511 Butler Street) or J’eet (4200 Penn Avenue) at 8:00am this Friday morning. Have a bite to eat. Schmooze. Leave for town around 8:20am with some of your neighbors. Talk about how much better life is when we start making smarter transportation choices and think about how much you’ll save. Arrive Downtown at 9:00am.

Black and Gold City Goes Green seeks to raise awareness and engage Pittsburgh’s residents, businesses, government and institutions of higher learning in taking concrete actions that will reduce global warming pollution and its impact on our local economy and human health. That sounds sort of like Car Free Fridays. What a perfect day to bring these efforts together.

Participate at any of these locations and receive a voucher for discounts at Lawrenceville businesses. Also you get a ticket for our monthly raffle with prizes from the Port Authority, Zipcar, the City Paper, Lawrenceville Corporation, and BikePGH.

If you can’t join us be sure to sign up online!

To learn more about Car Free Fridays visit the website.

Go car free this Friday and relish in your experience!


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