Thanks to our very wet winter, Metro is proud to announce our new, exciting way to get around the L.A. Region: MetROW!
With MetROW, you’ll use our local waterways to quickly navigate our region while enjoying the sights, sounds and wildlife of concrete rivers.
In addition to semi-fresh air and not-so-fresh water, you’ll get great exercise. The only greenhouse gas emissions from this exciting new mode of transport: your huffing and puffing as you help row the MetROW!
Here are answers to some of the questions we anticipate you having about MetROW:
Where can I find MetROW?
We’re starting with LA County’s big five concrete channels: the L.A. River, San Gabriel River, the Arroyo Seco, Rio Hondo and Ballona Creek. See the MetROW map above.
What happens if the rivers dry up?
We’ll issue a service alert. Rowers will still have the option to walk and carry the boat.
What are the fares?
Regular fares downstream, half fare for upstream travelers/rowers.
What if my boatmates are lazy oafs who refuse to do their share of the work?
Our Metro Coxswains are here to help motivate all rowers/riders!
Can I fish while riding/rowing?
Yes but bring your own pole. MetROW is not responsible for the edibility of your catch. Our rec: if it’s got a third eye, pass it by.
What if the boat capsizes?
Swim! Metro will supply all riders with convenient hand wipes for cleaning up.
Is this a dumb joke?
Also: a shout out to the many agencies and organizations trying to clean up our local rivers and make them look and function more like, well, rivers. Thank you for your efforts, @amigosrios, @folar, @healthebay, @itsnotadone_deal, @lacorps, @mujeresdelatierra, @ourriverla, @riverprojectla, @treepeople_org, @lacopublicworks and @mrcaparks.
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