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Online Sierra Club Monthly Program: You Shouldn’t Have to Own a Car

February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Basic Info

Date:
February 9
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Website / RSVP:
https://www.meetup.com/Austin-Sierra-Club-Outings/events/275747905/

Who's Hosting This Event?

Sierra Club Austin Group
Who We Are:

The Austin Regional Group of the Sierra Club is a volunteer organization of over 5000 members. We’ve been an integral part of the Austin scene since 1968.

Our goal is to ensure that the Austin area remains a healthy, vibrant, place to live. We believe that the health of the human world is inextricably linked to the health of the natural world, and we offer a wide variety of activities and volunteer opportunities to support our goal.

Website:
http://www.meetup.com/Austin-Sierra-Club-Outings/
transportation
Event Category:

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Event Topics
Climate Change, Transportation
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Our monthly Austin Sierra Club meeting will be online via Zoom.

We’ll start off with Announcements on current events… Tonite’s main program is Tiny Transit: You Shouldn’t Have to Own a Car, with Susan Engelking, Executive Director, Institute for Community MicroMobility.

Cars are expensive, dangerous, and they’re killing our planet. There is an alternative: Tiny Transit. A few cities are proving that people will use small electric vehicles in droves if they can be made safe. The key is a protected network for low cost, low speed modes like little electric cars, scooters, pedicabs, along with improving safety for active modes. Learn how Austin can develop an infrastructure valued at >$1 Billion, cut >500,000 metric tons of CO2 by 2027, and improve health and equity — for a fraction of the cost of major transportation projects. Let’s really “build back better.”

Susan Engelking is the founder and executive director of the Institute for Community MicroMobility, a nonprofit promoting low speed, low cost, low emission mobility alternatives to conventional-size vehicles. She is the author of Tiny Transit: Cut Carbon Emissions In Your City and the forthcoming Resilience: The New Livability Playbook for Mayors. She organized a panel selected for SXSW 2020: Six Ways Micromobility Revolutionizes Design. Susan served as president of the Austin Children’s Museum and was instrumental in its evolution to become The Thinkery. Susan holds an MPA from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT Austin.

https://micromobilityinstitute.org
https://www.change.org/_YOU_SHOULDNT_HAVE_TO_OWN_A_CAR

The URL to click on and join the meeting will be displayed after you RSVP. If you are new to Zoom, tutorials are available online – example https://www.youtube.com/embed/hIkCmbvAHQQ . Using your camera and microphone is optional for the meeting.

Venue

Online