The Los Angeles Metro system will offer free trips this coming Sunday, April 22, to celebrate Earth Day.
The free rides come after the Metro Board of Directors passed a motion by Mayor Eric Garcetti back on March 22 to offer public transit users free rides throughout the entire county.
"Sunday, April 22 is a day that focuses our attention on advocating for a healthier environment for ourselves and our children," reads Garcetti's motion. "Earth Day serves as a reminder that we must act to clean the air, reduce emission of greenhouse gases and combat climate change."
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The offer also includes the Metro Bike Share program that is offered in various areas in LA, with a free 30-minute trip. You can use the promo code 4222018 to redeem as many rides as you want, but remember that you'll be charged $3.50 every 30 minutes once you go over the initial 30-minte mark. In other words, re-dock the bike every 30 minutes to avoid the penalty.
The free Metro rides will allow you to visit any of these places:
• The L.A. Times Festival of Books: It will take place on the grounds of USC, Saturday 21 and Sunday 22.
• Natural History Museum: An opportunity to enjoy the wonders of nature.
• Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach: There, you will learn more about marine life and how to keep our oceans clean.
• CicLAvia Heart of the Foothills event: Free event for walking, skating or biking on traffic-free streets on April 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Earth Day Jazz Festival in Inglewood: The event will be free with music, food and booths with environmental information on April 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.