Thursday, October 27, 2011

Mia Birk at Lane Auditorium Tonight!

Today the NLI Alumni Alumni are bringing Mia Birk to the Lane Auditorium (401 McIntire Road, Albemarle County Office Building).

Mia Birk is an internationally renowned speaker and author of Joyride: Pedaling Toward a Healthier Planet - The Keys to Transforming Communities and Empowering People, One Pedal Stroke at a Time. She will be sharing her experiences in Portland, OR and its transformation into a cycling mecca.

The event will take place this evening from 7pm-9pm followed by a book signing session. The presentation is free and open to the public.

NLI Alumni Event Featuring Mia BirkThursday, October 27th from 7-9pm
Free & Open to the Public
Book signing to follow
Albemarle County Office Building, Lane Auditorium
401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville

The public is also invited to One Community's "Land Use and Transportation Workshop" that will feature representatives from the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC).  This is an opportunity to learn about existing land use and transportation goals and offer suggestions for how these goals can more effectively serve the community's interests.  YOU can help shape the development of our community.  This event is free and open to the public, and will be held from 4pm-7pm in the Albemarle County Office Building.

Thursday, October 27th from 4-7pm
Overview presentation: 4:30, 5:30, 6:30pm
Free & Open to the Public
Albemarle County Office Building, 2nd Floor
401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville

Monday, October 17, 2011

Introducing ZIMRIDE!

Need a ride? Try Zimride, U.Va's new private ridesharing network that allows students and staff to post and find rides out-of-town or for regular commutes.

Zimride is free, fun and easy to use. Zimride also integrates with Facebook allowing users to import parts of their profile into the system. Users can either post a desired trip that will be compared to all existing trips in the system, or they can search based on origin, destination, or date. Once you find someone to ride with, use Zimride's messaging system to ask if you can join the ride.

Don't worry if you don't find a ride match right away. Zimride will notify you via e-mail if someone posts a ride that matches yours. You can also allow students from VCU, JMU, GMU, and the University of Richmond see your ride post to find a match.

After only being live for a couple of weeks, Zimride at U.Va already has 843 members. Visit and log in using your Netbadge ID to give it a try.