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Orange County Digest

Countywide : Events Scheduled for Ridesharing Week

October 07, 1987

Ridesharing Week will be marked in Orange County this week with a bicycle fair, a country-Western day and free hot dogs.

Proclaimed by the governor to promote car-pooling, the week's theme is "Look Who's Ridesharing Now."

Spectrumotion, the traffic management program for the 2,000-acre Irvine Spectrum business complex at the Santa Ana and San Diego freeways, is sponsoring a bicycle fair from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the corner of Alton Way and Technology Drive in Irvine.

It begins with a bike ride held by area workers who commute to work on bicycles. An antique high-wheel cycle will be displayed.

A ride-sharing festival is also scheduled at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the UC Irvine campus mall.

In Santa Ana, a ride-sharing festival featuring free hot dogs to people who fill out a commuter survey will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Civic Center mall.

Also Thursday, a country-Western day lunch and concert will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Irvine at Jeronimo Road and Alton Parkway.

Commuter Network, the Orange County Transit District's ride-sharing service, has helped form more than 19,000 car and van pools, saving these commuters more than $36.9 million in auto operating costs and 8 million gallons of fuel, OCTD estimated. For information, call Commuter Network at (714) 636-RIDE.

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