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Get on your bike

September 23rd, 2011

Got a bike?


Moving Planet encourages people to get moving and get off fossil fuels. Courtesy Photo.

Then you're invited to join Moving Planet Waikiki as the tail unit in the Aloha Festivals Floral Parade tomorrow.

You will be part of a global movement. Events are taking place all across the globe on Sept. 24.

Moving Planet, a group rallying for safer streets for bicyclists, skateboarders and pedestrians, invites anyone to join in, wearing a floral lei. If you don't want to ride a bike, you can also walk — or skip.

The idea for Moving Planet came from, a global campaign against climate change mobilizing through grassroots organizers in 188 countries.

The parade starts at 9 a.m. at Ala Moana Beach Park and finishes at Kapiolani Park around noon. Moving Planet is meeting before 9 a.m. at the Ewa end of Ala Moana Park (You can look for Moving Planet blue arrows and bikes). You will need to sign a waiver, which you can find on Moving Planet's Facebook page or at the meeting spot.

Moving Planet's goal is to "get moving beyond fossil fuels," both physically and politically. Organizer Robyn Petterson, a student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, says: "Now is the time to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and MOVE!"

Questions? You can send an e-mail to

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