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Car Free Friday: Santa Monica!
October 7, 2016
We launch the first-everÂ #CarFreeFridayÂ in Santa Monica Friday, October 7th!
Today and every Friday moving forward you can join in!
Here’s what you need to know to get going and have a car-free and carefree day:
- Learn about your options.
Some employers, co-working spaces, and schools offer transportationÂ benefits. For example, all students (under 18 years of age) will get to ride the Big Blue Bus for free this week. All they need to do isÂ print or show this couponÂ on their phone or tablet.Â Ask around about resources like this at your employer, co-working space, or school!
- Allow for some flexibility in your schedule.
Give yourself a few extra minutesÂ so you don’t have to worry about being late.
- Map your route in advance.
UseÂ Google MapsÂ or the other recommended apps onÂ smgov.net/gosamoÂ to find out the best way to get to where you’re going car-free.
- Make sure your TAP card is ready and loaded.
Pick up a TAP card at a nearby Expo stationÂ or theÂ Big Blue Bus Transit StoreÂ to access all the trains, buses, and even bikes.
- Try it out with a buddy.
Ask around the office to see if anyone wants to meet at a local Expo station or ask an apartment mate to take transit together to school or work. You can even watch City of Santa Monica’s Francie Stefan and Curbed’s Alissa Walker go car-free on 10/4 at 11:00 a.m. PT during aÂ Facebook live walking tour.
Last but not least, make sure you the street team on Friday morning!Â They’ll be at the Expo stations, a coupleÂ Big Blue Bus stops, and other places around the city giving away FREE #CarFreeFridayÂ swag and surprises. Don’t forget to join the fun and share your car-free experiences usingÂ #GoSaMoÂ andÂ #CarFreeFriday #BikeSM.Â You can also follow along toÂ see how others are celebrating!
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