Use the power of the pen to push for accessible public transportation in DC – Greater Greater Washington

Waiting at a bus stop by Joe Flood licensed under Creative Commons.

Public transportation provides access to so many things: jobs, food, services, education, medical care and more. Many times, however, colored communities have inadequate access to public transportation. Join Jeremiah Lowery, Director of Advocacy at the Washington Area Bicycle Association, as he discusses key transportation equity issues and solutions in DC. Then you learn to write letters to the editor to send them to the media in support of transportation solutions.

This free event is from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (February 1). Sign up here.

Wednesday, February 9

Digital activism in DC: The DC Public Library and The Enoch Pratt Free Library are looking for volunteers to help add posters from the Black Lives Matter Memorial Fence on Lafayette Square to Dig DC’s digital collection. No experience is required to participate. Click here to sign up for this free event.

Thursday the 10th of February

How the UK plans its EV infrastructure: Sales of electric cars are rising in line with The UK government is committed to stopping the sale of fossil-powered cars exclusively by 2030. What does this mean for households that cannot recharge at home? Join this panel discussion as three Oxford researchers as they talk about the challenges and successes of building electrical infrastructure. Join the conversation from 7.30 to 9.00 on 10 February. Sign up here.

Thursday, February 10 – Thursday, February 17

BINGO and TranspoBINGO were its names-o: Show your love for active transport and public space, and play #TranspoBINGO on a bus priority lane / protected cycle path / crosswalk near you. The games run from 10.-17. February 2022! Click here for more information and updates. (Note: GGWash is a partner in this event.)

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George Kevin Jordan is the Editor-in-Chief of GGWash. He is a proud resident of Hillcrest in DC’s Ward 7. He was born and raised in Milwaukee and has written for many publications, most recently AFRO and on HIV / AIDS issues for TheBody.com.

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