City Supports Active Transportation Week

StarMetro offers free rides on Thursday

StarMetro, the City of Tallahassee’s public transportation system, will offer fare free rides all day on Thursday, April 19, as part of "Take a Trip on Transit Day." This fare-free service day supports the Florida Pedestrian and Bicycle Coalition’s activities during Active Transportation Week, which is April 15-21.

Active Transportation Week is a joint initiative between the Florida Departments of Health and Transportation. It aims to promote walking, biking and transit as active transportation options in the Capital City. Promotion throughout the week will include information on walking and biking safely, the health benefits of walking and biking, how to use transit bike racks and transit route information.

Joining StarMetro riders on Thursday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. will be American professional stock car racing driver and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competitor Scott Lagasse Jr. As the spokesperson for the Florida Department of Transportation’s Alert Today Florida campaign, Lagasse aims to increase the public awareness of pedestrian and bicyclist safety and to drive down fatalities on Florida’s roadways.

Another way to participate in Active Transportation Week is taking a bike ride. All new Pace riders receive their first ride free through the app, and with bike on bus, it’s easy to extend your ride to new areas of town. Pace is Tallahassee’s bike share program. Pace racks are located in C. K. Steele Plaza, Cascades Parks and many other locations throughout Tallahassee.

For more information about StarMetro services, call 891-5200, visit Talgov.com/StarMetro, like StarMetro’s official Facebook page at Facebook.com/RideStarMetro or follow on Twitter at Twitter.com/RideStarMetro.

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