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SCVNews.com | Hop a Bus: It’s Rideshare Week | 10-03-2016
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1948 - Valencia developer Thomas E. Dierckman, 2012 SCV Man of Year, born in Indiana [story]

Rideshare Week is October 3-7. We want to take this opportunity to remind all Santa Clarita residents that sharing a ride with someone or leaving a vehicle behind completely can be a great idea.

Technically, ridesharing is the sharing of vehicles by passengers to reduce vehicle trips, traffic congestion and automobile emissions. Types of transportation that are considered ridesharing include carpool, vanpool, and transit or public transport.

To us, rideshare means any mode of transportation that eliminates trips of a single rider in an emission-producing vehicle. In other words, bicycling, walking, carpooling, riding a bus, joining a vanpool, or riding the train all qualify as ridesharing.

So, before you hop in your car by yourself this week to make your way to and from work, consider one of the options above. You might just enjoy it and save time or money in the meantime.

Stop by City Hall for a bike trail map and check out the resources below:

* BikeSantaClarita.com

* RideMatch.info

* MetrolinkTrains.com

* SantaClaritaTransit.com

* Metro.net/riding/rideshare

Upcoming Events

Rideshare Week
October 3-7

Household Hazardous Waste Round Up
Saturday, November 12
9:00am – 3:00pm
College of the Canyons – South Parking Lot
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.

America Recycles Day
Tuesday, November 15
Take the Pledge!

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23920 Valencia Blvd.
Suite 300
Santa Clarita, CA 91355

(661) 286-4098

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