Monday, August 31, 2009

Mayoral candidates to discuss 'green' transportation solutions

Posted By on Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 7:27 PM

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Tuesday's looking to be one of those days just jam-packed with forums.

While Georgia STAND-UP hosts its City Council candidate forum in Southwest Atlanta, a coalition of transportation advocates will be grilling Mayoral candidates about their stances on transit, bicycles and pedestrian friendly streets — and how mobility options other than automobiles could improve Atlanta's quality of life and economic potential.

Citizens for Progressive Transit, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and PEDS are hosting the 6:30 p.m. forum at the Atlanta Regional Commission. Mayoral candidates Lisa Borders, Mary Norwood, Kasim Reed, Jesse Spikes and Glenn Thomas will give their take on the issues. Longtime business columnist and smart-growth advocate Maria Saporta will moderate the discussion.

For more information about the forum, visit the coalition's website. For directions, click here. You can also try CfPT's online transit trip planner. The ARC is convenient to three MARTA stations and Five Points bus transfer center. The coalition's advocacy team will provide free bicycle valet parking.

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