Weekend Events a plenty, and a plenty of traffic.
Perhaps public transportation is the way to get there.
Metro plans to add train capacity on several Metro Rail lines in anticipation of major Los Angeles area events scheduled the weekend of April 20-21, including Festival of Books, CicLAvia – To The Sea, Long Beach Grand Prix and Staples Center sporting events.
Saturday and Sunday, Expo trains will operate every 6 minutes rather than the normal 12-15 minute weekend schedule. Metro will also staff key Metro Rail stations with personnel to help manage passenger flows on and off trains, including passengers with bicycles.Additional passenger capacity will be provided on the Metro Gold, Red, Purple and Blue Lines at various times to assist passengers traveling to and from this weekend’s other events, including Long Beach Grand Prix and Downtown L.A. sports venues.
Metro also will add Metro Silver Line standby buses at El Monte Station and Artesia Station terminals to transport additional passengers as required.
In order to make the most out of their transit-riding experience, Metro patrons are encouraged to purchase a Day Pass on their TAP cards. The Day Pass will enable patrons to board trains all day long without having to get in line to purchase multiple one-way fares.
Bicycles are welcome on Metro Rail, follow a few important safety rules. Always walk with your bike in the station and on trains. If the train is crowded, wait for the next train.
Allow other passengers to exit and enter the train before boarding. Always stand with your bike in the designated open area while on board. Always keep doors and aisles clear and give priority to wheelchair passengers. Bicyclists under 14-years-old must be accompanied by an adult.
Not allowed - fuel-powered, 3-wheeled, tandem, recumbent and over 6-foot long bicycles, as well as all mopeds and trailers.
You can purchase a Day Pass on your TAP cards. The Day Pass will enable patrons to board trains all day long without having to get in line to purchase multiple one-way fares.
Please note, limited edition CicLAvia TAP cards pre-loaded with a day pass will be available at Hub sites along the route for a donation of $20 or more.
To plan your trip via Metro, go to www.metro.net.