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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tips From Metro On How To Take Public Transportation To And From the Walk

Thanks to Fred Camino, who has put together an extensive post on how to take Metro buses to and from this year's event.

My advice: Either plan with a friend and get to Venice Beach around 8 a.m., parking one car, then carpooling to USC (where you'll park the other car).

OR: Park at USC, walk to Venice, then eventually take Metro back to USC.

OR: Park at Venice Beach at 7 a.m., allowing yourself enough time to board a Metro bus to USC. That way, your car is waiting for you when you arrive.

We've tried and failed in the past to drum up enough interest to rent a bus to transport people back to the start line. But if any of you would like to take the lead, I can publicize your plans and hopefully get enough participants for you.

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tallnoe said...

Can we meet in the middle?

Unknown said...

Since the final destination has been confirmed, and if you live west of the 405, I'd suggest parking your car inbetween Venice Blvd and The Baja Cantina (they're about a 1/2 mile apart). Then take bus 333 from Venice Blvd to USC. Here are more specific details copied from the metro site

Starting at 501 S VENICE BLVD

Ride Metro Limited Line 333 (DOWNTOWN LA - UNION STA) heading east
From: VENICE BLVD/WASHINGTON WY(SW corner) ***Lv: 07:40AM***
To: VENICE BLVD/HOOVER ST(SW corner) Ar: 08:20AM
Pay $1.25, Monthly Pass: $62.00, (EZ Pass accepted)
Ride Metro Local Line 200( EXPOSITION PARK) heading south
From: HOOVER ST/VENICE BLVD(NW corner) Lv: 08:30AM
To: JEFFERSON BLVD/ROYAL ST(SE corner) ***Ar: 08:37AM***
Pay $1.25, Monthly Pass: $62.00, (EZ Pass accepted)

Ending at 665 W JEFFERSON BLVD
Total cash fare = $2.50
Trip time is about 57 minutes.
Trip distance is about 13.05 miles.