There’s so much more to October than Halloween and Oktoberfest. In fact, this Sunday marks the beginning of Metro’s Rideshare Week, a full week dedicated to traveling throughout Los Angeles without driving alone. Consider traveling with friends and family to different events this weekend by walking, biking or riding Metro.
Did you know transportation is the leading cause of greenhouse gas production in California? That’s why we’ve partnered with the Ambulante Film Festival and other local groups to help spread awareness. Ambulante California is showing a free outdoor screening of Bikes vs Cars, a documentary film on global issues including climate change and the struggle for cyclists in a society dominated by cars. Sound familiar? If you’d like to see the free screening on Sunday, organized bike groups will meet at Metro’s Expo Park/USC Station at 5 p.m. to ride to the event. An additional bike group will meet at Metro Gold Line Mariachi Plaza Station and head to the screening at 5:30 p.m.
More information on Metro’s Rideshare initiatives can be found here. Plus, you can win prizes from Metro by pledging to share the ride next week at ridematch.info. Prizes include Barnes and Noble gift cards, Metro 7-day passes and more.
For those who’d like to share the ride elsewhere, here are other events worth checking out this weekend via Metro:
- See Van Halen live this Friday and Sunday night at Hollywood Bowl!! Ticket prices vary. (Metro Red Line to Hollywood/Highland Station then transfer to Bowl shuttle located next to the Loews Hotel.) Shuttle rides are free with a valid Metro TAP card!
- The Sound of Music is playing at the Ahmanson Theatre now through Oct 31. (Metro Red or Purple Line to Civic Center/Grand Park Station and walk .3 miles to the theatre on corner of Grand Ave and Temple Street.)
- Queen Mary Dark Harbor, now through Nov 1. (Metro Blue Line to Downtown Long Beach, then take free Long Beach Transit Passport bus to the ship.)
- La Feria de Los Moles, the largest Mexican food festival in L.A., returns this Sunday to Olvera Street! (Metro Red, Purple, Gold or Silver Line to Union Station.)
- Art Meets Architecture, Sunday at the Fine Arts Building in downtown L.A. See artist Carol Templeton’s gallery of the Expo Line Bridge Project. (Metro Red, Purple, Blue or Expo Line to 7th/Metro Center.)
- LA Korean Festival, Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Metro Purple Line to Wilshire/Normandie Station.)
- The Gracias Christmas Cantata Tour at The Shrine Auditorium. Performances start at 7 p.m. and are free to public. (Metro Expo Line to Jefferson/USC Station.)
And more ways to help you navigate our system:
- Metro trip planner
- Google Maps transit directions
- All Metro bus and rail maps and timetables
- Metro system map
- Metro Rail and transitway interactive map
- Fares and TAP card info
- How to Ride
- Nextrip real-time bus and train arrival information
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