Earth Week and Transit: A Natural Combination

Taking transit to Earth Week activities in the Comox Valley is affordable, soft on the environment and, using the new Google Maps trip planning tool, easier than ever to navigate.

Earth Week 2014 runs from April 22 through the 26, and there are a host of activities going.  Check http://transitiontowncv.org/earthday/ for a full slate of events and their locations.  And then go to Google Maps and click on “directions”, and then the transit icon, and find the bus that will take you from where you are to where you want to go. 

“Anyone with Internet access or a smart phone, can quickly and easily use Google Maps to plan their transit trips in the Comox Valley,” said Michael Zbarsky, manager of transit and sustainability for the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD).  “There’s no better time to try it out than during Earth Week.” 

More than 544,000 people rode BC Transit in the Comox Valley in 2012/13.  Tools like the transit trip planner powered by Google Maps encourage even more riders by demonstrating that buses are a convenient alternative to private vehicles.

The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities providing sustcainable services for residents and visitors to the area. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley.

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Media contact:         

Michael Zbarsky, manager of transit & sustainability
Comox Valley Regional District

Tel:  250-218-4940