Thursday, April 2, 2009


This is something that could happen here?

Residents commuting downtown are encouraged to leave their cars at home this Friday and join Savannah leaders for the continuing monthly series of First Friday Dump the Pump Bicycle Convoys.

The Bicycle Convoy leaves at 8 a.m. Friday, April 3, from two locations—the Habersham Village parking lot (Habersham and 61st streets) and Baldwin Park (Atlantic and 41st streets)—and joins together at Habersham and 41st for the ride downtown. The Convoy heads north on Lincoln Street and finishes at Davant Park, on the south end of Colonial Cemetery, with free coffee and eats provided by Jittery Joe’s.

The ride will be led by experienced bicycle commuters from the Savannah Bicycle Campaign. Rain date will be the following Friday, April 10.

Dump the Pump is a series of events intended to raise awareness about the benefits of using alternative modes of transportation such as bicycling, walking, car pooling and mass transit. It is sponsored by the City of Savannah, the Savannah Bicycle Campaign, the Savannah Development and Renewal Authority, Coastal Commuters, Chatham Area Transit, and the Pedestrian Advocates of the Coastal Empire.

Area residents can learn more about local transportation options at or, or find car pool partners at