Through an intriguing set of twists and turns (mostly due to the good works of Karin LaRonde), I’ve got 10 minutes on the agenda of the Annual General Meeting of the Charlottetown Farmer’s Market tomorrow night to talk about things we can do to encourage customers of the market to leave their cars at home and take the bus, walk or cycle to the market.
This all started from a wacky idea I presented to Karin last fall where I suggested that, in an effort to get more people than just Oliver and I riding Bus #3 to the market every week, I would offer to pay the bus fare for anyone else who wanted to join us. Over the winter I expanded my thinking to include other non-automobile ways of travel.
I’ve prepared a handout for distribution at the meeting wherein I briefly lay out the effects of all that driving, and provide some information about alternatives, and some suggestions for small actions the market can take.
If you have any additional practical suggestions that I can take forward, please let me know.