Drive less, Live more.

The keynote speaker should be Leigh Allan, the former Dayton Daily News columnist who actually walked to work from Oakwood.

However, he wasn’t “positive” enough for the powers that be- (He thought the Riverscape fountains were stupid- imagine that!)- and got the boot.

But- a bunch of institutions in town want to have a “regional issues forum”- and we’re all invited:

one region…one vision…one future
The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission, Five Rivers MetroParks, the Miami Conservancy District and the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority cordially invite you to attend the Regional Issues Forum featuring Chris Balish and Charles Gandy.

Chris Balish, author of How to Live Well Without Owning a Car, will show you how to save money, breathe easier and get more mileage out of life.

Charles Gandy, a national livable communities expert, will show local leaders how alternative transportation options can foster economic growth and sustainability.

(his site is under construction: http://www.livablecommunities.com/)

Date: Monday, April 30, 2007
Time: 5:30 p.m. – Reception (heavy hors d’oeuvres)
6:30 p.m. – Presentation by Chris Balish and Charles Gandy
Place: Sinclair Community College – Ponitz Center 444 W. Third Street Dayton, OH 45402
(free parking in garage under the Ponitz Center – but we encourage you to walk, bike, carpool or ride a bike to the event)
This event is just one of the many components of the “Drive Less, Live More” initiative .
SPACE IS LIMITED. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THIS EVENT, BUT PRIOR REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Please RSVP online at http://www.mvrpc.org/rsvp

or call Tashia Hunter at (937) 223-6323 by April 23, 2007.

See you there!

Of course- just remember- MVRPC is still behind the Austin Road Boondoggle interchange.

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6 Responses

  1. Bruce Kettelle March 13, 2007 / 9:43 am
    I signed up. How about an esrati.com table at the event?

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  2. Phillip Ranly March 14, 2007 / 12:05 pm
    I signed up.

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  3. Phillip Ranly April 30, 2007 / 11:05 pm
    Did anyone else go besides me?

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  4. David Esrati April 30, 2007 / 11:12 pm

    Phillip- I was there- as was Bruce Kettelle- and I was excited- all right up to 6:55 when they still hadn’t started- and I had to go be a guest speaker at a class in building 5.
    I’ll have to wait for the rest of you to share what you learned.
    Btw- I found it funny- that they say you can’t park motorcycles in the building 12 garage- how un-efficient is that?
    I had the highest MPG vehicle at the program (my scooter gets about 85 mpg) but I wasn’t supposed to park it in the garage.
    I did pick up a newsletter- with the Jitney info- looks interesting.

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  5. Bruce Kettelle May 1, 2007 / 12:10 am
    The program didn’t end until aroun 9:30. I found it a fun and interesting presentation. I took a lot of notes but I need to get to bed. I’ll try and post a report later this week.

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