Save the date! On Friday, September 28, the last day of free rides downtown, the Transit Riders Union is planning a Funeral March to commemorate and protest the elimination of the Ride Free Area. There will be a real brass band, and some other surprises… and we’ll be marching to the County Courthouse to deliver our petition! Wear your best funeral clothes. Help us spread the word! Facebook event page here.
- 3:00 pm: Rally at Westlake Park
- 3:30 pm: March down 3rd Avenue sidewalk to the County Courthouse
- 4:30 pm: Petition delivery and march back up 3rd Avenue
So far we’ve collected over 1,300 signatures on our petition asking the County Council to save the Ride Free Area. We don’t expect them to listen before the end of the month – but afterward, when the negative effects of eliminating the RFA begin to sink in, we may be able to pressure them to reconsider.
Join the Funeral March and show the County Council that transit riders are not ready to say RIP to the RFA!
Sign our email petition if you haven’t already, and share the link: http://transitriders.org/rfa_petition/