Conscious Commuter Corporation to Present Panel 'Solving the First and Last Mile Commute Problem' at Inaugural SXSW Eco Conference

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California's Top Transportation, Design and City Planning Experts to Debate Merits of Innovative Folding Electric Bike Share Program

Rendering of Conscious Commuter's Multi-Modal Hub System

The transit system at the center of this panel discussion integrates folding electric bike share, a smart bus hub network and multi-tasking buses to increase both efficiency and desirability of public transportation.

Conscious Commuter Corporation, a startup focused on shaping the future of sustainable commuting, today announced the company’s panel presentation on its patent-pending multi-modal public transportation system has been accepted and will take place at SXSW Eco's Inaugural 2011 Conference at the Hilton Hotel in Austin, Texas on October 5, 2011, at 9:00 AM.

SXSW Eco, a three-day conference from the organizers of the original SXSW events, acknowledges the need for a concerted, cross sector approach to solving recognized sustainability/environmental challenges. Just as the SXSW Music, Film and Interactive Conferences & Festivals are an acknowledged annual launching pad for new creative content, SXSW Eco provides a singular atmosphere for fresh approaches to the most pressing challenges of our time.

In the spirit of the conference, the panel entitled,“Solving the First and Last Mile Commute Problem,” is set to include some of California's top sustainable transportation experts who will debate the merits of the multi-modal transit system proposed by award-winning mobility designer and Conscious Commuter™ co-founder and CTO, Gabriel Wartofsky, who will also participate in the panel discussion.

The transit system at the center of this panel discussion integrates folding electric bike share, a smart bus hub network and multi-tasking buses to increase both efficiency and desirability of public transportation. In doing so, this transit system attempts to solve the first and last mile commute problem by providing a convenient, comprehensive and sustainable alternative to the traditional automobile commute.

“There are potential commuters around the world who chose not use public transportation because of challenges in the first and last mile commute,” said Mr. Wartofsky. “I designed a public transit system that incorporates a folding electric bike share to specifically address these issues. The Conscious Commuter Multi-Modal Transit System allows commuters from every walk of life to incorporate both public transportation and a sustainable, economical mode of personal transportation to get around their daily commute with ease.”

Moderated by Geoff Wardle, Director of Advanced Mobility Research at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, the panel will also include Dr. Asha Weinstein Agrawal of the Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose University; Jane Choi, Citywide Planner for the city of Los Angeles; and Dan Dawson, Customer Relations Manager for the Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica, CA.

“Our folding electric bike for commuters is the first step in realizing our bigger picture of helping commuters seamlessly integrate public transportation into their workday commutes,” said Bob Vander Woude, president and CEO, Conscious Commuter Corporation. “Our thought leadership panel at SXSW Eco hopefully will move transportation agencies, automobile, bus and rail manufacturers, and other stakeholders to go beyond past dialogue and embrace the change that is necessary to move us to a more sustainable transportation future. That is why our proposed multi-modal system integrates with existing systems.”

About Conscious Commuter Corporation
Conscious Commuter Corporation is helping shape the future of urban mobility by solving the first and last mile commute problem. Conscious Commuter’s lightweight, intuitively folding electric bike empowers users to get to the nearest bus stop or rail station, and, after commuting, to get to their office – grease free and without a sweat.

Conscious Commuter’s patent-pending multi-modal public transportation system will integrate folding electric bike share, a smart bus hub network and multi-tasking buses to increase both efficiency and desirability of public transportation.

Conscious Commuter is a trademark of Conscious Commuter Corporation. All other names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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