Transition Albany presents a showing and discussion of A Convenient Truth: Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil (2007), a film by Giovanni Vaz del Belle, produced by Maria Terezinha Vaz.
Sunday, October 3, 1:30 – 4:00 pm, Albany Library, Edith Stone Room
No charge; donations accepted to cover screening fee. Questions? 510-528-2261
Since the early ’70s, Curitiba’s visionary leadership in
- public parks
- and affordable housing
has made this quaint mid-sized city in Southern Brazil, one of the most livable in the world.
A speaker and discussion follow the film.
Sunday, April 11th
1:30 – 4:00 PM | Albany Library Edith Stone Room
An event to inspire more bicycle riding!
- Short Film: Vélib
- Guest Speaker: Laura McCamy
- Presentation: Albany Bike Master Plan
Bicycles - they’re practical and fun!
Did You Know? In Albany, vehicles on local roads (that’s excluding I-80 and San Pablo) account for 24 thousand metric tons (CO2e) of greenhouse gases per year! That represents about 2.7 million gallons of gasoline! This is obviously not a sustainable habit. Luckily, there’s a quick and healthy solution for most of those local trips (and longer distance ones too): the good old bicycle!
Guest Speaker: Laura McCamy
Alameda County’s Bike Commuter of the Year
Laura will talk about easy and fun ways to add biking to your life! Laura gave up her car three years ago, and bike commutes from Emeryville to San Francisco. She generally rides her bike to the MacArthur BART station in the morning and leaves it securely locked there using the new eLockers, or simply takes the bike onto BART. She even does all her errands using a 100+ lb capacity bike trailer, including Saturday trips to the farmer’s market. Hear about her experiences and glean useful advice for bringing bicycling into your daily life.
Check out the article she recently wrote for Momentum Magazine, the magazine for self-propelled people!
Albany’s Bicycle Master Plan
Presentation by Albany Strollers & Rollers
Come learn about about Albany’s Bicyle Master Plan – what’s planned, what’s been done, what hasn’t, and future revisions to the Plan. The Master Plan will make bicycling easier, safer, and more convenient for riders in Albany!
Short Film: Vélib
From the E Squared Film Series
Imagine a nearly free bicycle rental program to use in your daily life. Pick one up near your starting-point and drop it off near your destination. In Paris, you can do just that with Vélib!
+ PLUS +
Take a Test Ride!
On unusually practical bicycles meant for urban commutes and chores.
Available for sale:
Bike lights and other cool stuff.
This event is co-sponsored by Albany Stollers & Rollers