Santa Clarita residents are encouraged to use alternative modes of transportation during the upcoming Rideshare Week, beginning Oct. 3, lasting through Oct. 7.
Alternative modes of transportation include walking, biking, carpooling, riding the Metrolink or Santa Clarita Transit while traveling across the city to commute to work, school and other local destinations. Participants will be entered into a free prize raffle after posting their Rideshare Week activities on social media using the hashtag #RideshareSC.
Using modes of transportation, besides driving in a car alone, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and helps relieve traffic congestion, resulting in improving air quality and promoting a healthy lifestyle. The city offers residents an expansive network of trails that can be used to walk or bike to destinations.
Participants can also carpool with a coworker, friend or family member in addition to using public transportation options, including Santa Clarita Transit and the Metrolink. Raffle winners will be contacted shortly after the conclusion of Rideshare Week. Participants can visit the transit website to view a full list of routes that connect to their destination during the week-long program.
The city of Santa Clarita will also join the state for California Clean Air Day on Oct. 5. In observance of this statewide recognized day, all city-owned electric vehicle charging stations will be free to use on Oct. 5 only. Electric vehicle owners can visit the website to view a full list of local charging stations.