What is Rideshare Week?
Multi modal travel can enable Los Angeles to escape traffic misery, improve air quality, and live healthily. This year Metro Rideshare is offering countywide events in support of this mission like never before from October 4-10. You can enter to win prizes from Metro just by registering for Ridematch.info! Follow the instructions on the homepage, log your commute in the calendar, and you could win. Prizes include handbags from Brighton Collectables, Metro 7-Day TAP Passes, Barnes and Noble gift cards, Macy’s gift cards, gas cards, and more! Just let us know how you commute and we’ll put your name in the drawing.
The California Air Resources board has pegged transportation as the largest contributor of all Greenhouse Gas production in California with 37.3% coming from transportation related emissions. On top of that, 71% of transportation emissions are coming directly from passenger vehicles and 70% of Angelenos are driving to work alone.
Don’t let your loved ones make unhealthy decisions. It is time to step up, educate your family and friends and bring them along for the ride. Rideshare Week is a time for everyone to commute by means other than driving alone.
Spice up your commute by finding Destination Discounts on route.
Mobile Community Events
Metro Rideshare has launched a new initiative for Rideshare Week 2015 with community events focused on innovation in mobility.
1. A Karaoke Rickshaw will roll through Koreatown, Hollywood, Chinatown, and Downtown Los Angeles with multi-lingual pop hits! Created and co-hosted by Movable Parts, we are celebrating the commute with innovation, technology, streets, and singing. Catch the grand finale at Pershing Square where we partner with Los Angeles Innovation Week in a grand display envisioning Downtown LA’s future.
2. Share the Ride to Ambulante Film Festival to forget the parking blues and freeway headache. You can find carpools leading to the events at www.ridematch.info/rides.asp. Special guided bike rides organized by Empact Communities and many local groups will be leading from all over the county to film venues too! You don’t have to drive alone, so invite your friends along for the ride.
3. ¡Mobilizaté! with Multicultural Communities for Mobility as we film and photograph commuter profiles on the Eastside of Los Angeles. Join in person or online as we share commuter experiences outside of the drive-alone monotony.
Co-hosted by Movable Parts (@movablepartpart)
October 6: Stationed at Wilshire/Western 7-10am: Procession from Koreatown to Hollywood, 2-5pm
October 9: Chinatown, Sun Yat Sen Plaza, 2-4pm Procession to Innovate Pershing Square, 4-9pm
Share the Ride to Ambulante Film Fest
Co-hosted by Empact Communities (@empactlb)
Carpool to any screening by visiting www.ridematch.info/rides.asp
Guided Bike Rides:
Walk Bike Glendale: Leave from Glendale Central Library, Meet at 5:30pm, Ride at 6:15pm
Multicultural Communities for Mobility:Leave from Mariachi Plaza, Meet at 5:30pm, Ride at 6pm
CiclaValley:Leave from North Hollywood Metro Station, Meet at 4:30pm,Ride at 5pm
Black Kids on Bikes and Ride-On Bike Collective:
Leave from 43rd & Degnan Leimert Park, 2-4pm Ride On Bike Tune Up Sessions, 4-5pm Clean up, hydrate, stretch and gather, 5-7pm Ride
Ghost Bikes: Leave from USC Expo Station, Meet at 4:30pm, Ride at 5pm
Trust South LA and Ghost Bikes, Leave from DeForest Park, Long Beach, Meet at 5:30pm, Ride at 6pm
¡Mobilzaté! Eastside Commuter Interviews
Co-hosted by Multicultural Communities for Mobility (@mcmhandles)
October 5: Soto Street & 1st Street,7-9am
October 6: Caesar Chavez Ave and Soto Street, 7-9am
October 7: Soto Street and 4th Street, 7-9am
October 8: East LA College, 7-9am and East LA Civic Center, 5-7pm
October 9: Soto Street and Whittier Boulevard, 7-9am and Mariachi Plaza, 5-7pm
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