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Metro is offering free rides Monday in honor of Earth Day – NBC Los Angeles

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On Monday, LA Metro will offer free rides on its bus, train, bike share and Metro Micro services. All Metro buses and trains will be free to the public from 3 a.m. Monday through 2:59 a.m. Tuesday in honor of Earth Day.

The bus fare boxes will be deactivated and all fare gates at the train station will be opened. Metro Bike Share users can redeem free 30-minute rides by selecting “1-Ride” at a Metro Bike Share kiosk, online or in the Metro Bike Share app by entering the promo code 042224. A credit or debit card is required. The first 30 minutes of all rides are free. Rides longer than 30 minutes cost $1.75 per additional half hour. Unlock fees for electric Metro Bikes will be waived.

Metro Micro customers can redeem free rides for Metro’s on-demand electric rideshare service by using the Metro Micro app or browser and entering the code EarthDay24. The promo code is available during Metro’s Call Center regular hours (323-GoMetro or 323-466-3876) from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“Every day is Earth Day at LA Metro,” said Metro CEO Stephanie Wiggins. “Transit is the cleanest way to travel, and using our low-emission electric trains and buses can reduce your carbon footprint by 45% compared to driving. This Earth Day we encourage Angelenos to take a free ride on the subway, leave the car at home and enjoy all that LA County has to offer.”

At 10 a.m. Monday, Long Beach Mayor Rex Richardson and other city officials will flip a ceremonial switch to turn on solar canopies recently installed atop the two parking structures at Long Beach Airport.

In celebration of Earth Day, the LA County Library will host an Author Talk with Lindsey Horvath, chair of the Board of Trustees, and Rosanna Xia, environmental reporter for the Los Angeles Times, on Monday at 3 p.m. West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd.

And on Monday at 7:30 p.m., the Santa Monica Pier’s solar-powered Ferris wheel will “go green” by displaying a 100-foot-tall spinning globe in lights, along with a variety of green and blue colors, patterns and icons.