April 22, 2018

Earth Day – Metro free all day!

The Metro Board of Directors approved a motion by L.A. Mayor and Board Chair Eric Garcetti to offer free rides on Earth Day on Sunday, April 22.


There is no shortage of places to go on April 2:

•The L.A. Times Festival of Books is taking place at the Expo Line-adjacent USC campus.

•CicLAvia’s Heart of the Foothills open streets event stretches from San Dimas to Claremont; there’s an organized feeder ride from the Gold Line’s current terminus in Azusa.

•The Dodgers host the Nationals at 5:08 p.m. at Dodger Stadium. The Dodger Stadium Express offers free rides from Union Station and Harbor Gateway.

Earth Day L.A. is happening at Grand Park in downtown L.A., an easy stroll from the Red Line’s Civic Center Station.

•The Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival at Hollywood/Highland (free screenings at Egyptian Theatre).

•The new Route 88 shuttle operated by Pasadena Transit will be running from the Gold Line’s Memorial Park Station to the popular Sam Merrill Trail that climbs Echo Mountain, where there are connections to other trails that will take you even higher in the San Gabriel Mountains.

•The ocean covers about 71 percent of the Earth. The Long Beach waterfront and Aquarium of the Pacific is a nice stroll from the Blue Line in DTLB. And the Expo Line is a very short walk to the ocean from the Downtown Santa Monica station, which offers access to Earth Day at Santa Monica Pier.