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Hartnell College Plans Transportation Fair, Other Events to Promote Alternatives to Driving

April 21st, 2004

Hartnell College will hold an Alternative Transportation Fair on Friday, April 30, to educate students, faculty and staff members about alternatives to driving vehicles to campus.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the quad area adjacent to the Classroom/Administration Building (CAB).

Fair presenters will include bike vendors, Monterey-Salinas Transit, the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG), and other agencies.

AMBAG can match Hartnell students and employees with individuals from their neighborhood for car-pooling one or more days a week.

The fair is sponsored by the campus' Alternative Transportation Committee, which is chaired by Celia Barberena, vice president for student services.

"The fair," says Barberena, "hopes to promote awareness of the various mean of transportation that are available to us, such as car-pooling, walking, biking, or taking the bus. Alternative transportation is healthy for us, for our pocketbooks and for the environment."

Two other alternative parking events are planned for May.

On May 10, Sherry Schumann, dean of physical education, health education, recreation and director of athletics, will discuss the cardio-vascular benefits of bicycling, and a panel of avid bikers will talk about the joys of biking. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. in the boardroom of the Classroom/Administrat ion Building (CAB).

On May 20, Hartnell will be one of the breakfast stops for a city-wide bike-to-work day.

For more information on the alternative transportation activities, call Celia Barberena at (831) 755-6822.