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Projects to Promote Sustainable Transport.
The City of Santa Monica Project
The Santa Monica Project is one of the main Projects. Use the link to the left to check that out.
Earthday 2007
Earthday 2007 is coming up in April - What can we do to make the most out of this?

In 2006 the members of the Club worked together to create the Sustainable Transport Village on the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica. This brought together electric cars, biodiesel cars and companies, electric motorscooters, car sharing, bicycles, electric bicyles, electric motor scooters, mass transit interests, SM City people and local groups in the first big show of group support and commitment to working together.

This Village helped lay the ground work for the Alt Car Expo and other efforts. It brought the group together to show that we truely have overlapping and related interests that allow us to work together.

The group has more than doubled in size since that event. So what can we do with this larger group? There are Earthday events all over the State and the Country. How many Sustainable Transport Villages can we put together to get as many communities going as possible. This stuff works and can make a difference in your community.

Email your suggestions to action@sustainableclub.org.
South Bay Energy Fair
The 2007 South Bay Energy Fair, taking place this May 5th in Rancho Palos Verdes. We exhibited at this last year and it should be even bigger this year. One of our people is helping to make this happen so it is a way to suport that as well. This is a good way to build our Club in the South Bay while helping people to understand about sustainable transport.

The South Bay Energy Fair will show how to:


For more info: www.southbayenergyfair.com

Email your suggestions to action@sustainableclub.org.
The Medium Speed Electric Vehicle (MSEV) Project
The Medium Speed Electric Vehicle Initiate is one of our most important projects. Use the link to the left to check that out.

Basic Background

The Medium Speed Electric Vehicle (MSEV) initiative is working to upgrade Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEVís) so they are more useful vehicles. These are great vehicles that do not contribute to global warming or to oil dependency but they have been set up to be limited in the market place (some would say they have been set up to fail). NEVís are currently limited to 25 mph according to the federal specifications.

The MSEV Initiative would change that with specifications to allow such vehicles to go 35 miles per hour. The 35 mph specifications would be turned into new legislation that would allow the faster versions to be registered, insured and driven legally. Vehicles at this speed are far safer in fast traffic and would give many more people a good solution to their local driving needs.

This movement started in Montana and Washington State which have both passed such legislation. The initiative is now being taken up by local groups to get this done here in California as well as several other states. Each such state would need to get the specifications added to their vehicle code.

We are adding a second item to this work, which is to get electric motor scooters specified that can go 40 mph in addition to of the current electric moped specification that limits the speed to 30 mph.

The plan is to get the California Legislature to pass a bill that will let this become state law. This would not only allow people to use these vehicles but it would put very strong pressure on the Federal Government to deal with this issue.

This effort will benefit from all sorts of people contributing to make things happen. The contributions can range from writing letters to state legislators to helping coordinate the effort and providing financial support for the work. Please get in touch to help make this happen.
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