This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
Did Metro Forget to Tell Their Drivers it's Bike to Work Day?
Uh oh. Did someone at Metro HQ fall asleep at the metaphoric wheel and not get the memo out to their drivers about today?
As part of Bike Week L.A. today is Bike to Work Day, for which Metro has been touting free rides all day to those boarding wearing helmets, and have set up pit stops all around LA County with freebies and snacks.
But we've heard from two people that Metro's drivers weren't clued in to the celebration today. Said thegodofthor:
Well the bus driver this morning argued with me that the free ride was not today but tomorrow. Lucky for me I had my buck and a quarter just in case. Gooooo METRO!...
To which Sirinya Tritipeskul replied:
same here! i boarded without paying since i was donning a helmet, and then he called me back to the front. he let me go after i told him it was bike to work day, but i'm still smarting from how the driver told me i needed to _tell_ him I wasn't paying due to bike to work day. *sigh.
LAist Featured Photos pool contributor @sevenphoto seemed to have better luck; she scored her sticker, a patch kit and a Subway sandwich during her commute. So what's with the fail, Metro?
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.