Traveler's guide. Event: festival. Stage: transit.

Green Transit Tips

  1. "I am only one, But still I am one. I cannot do everything, But still I can do something; And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do." - Helen Keller

    Speak Up!

    Event organizers are often the key to car-free travel options. Your first step should be to
    ask them what public transit options they recommend.

    • Is there is a specific train or bus that other attendees will be on? It's nice to make friends. :)

    • Some festivals are awarding prizes or otherwise encouraging green travel options -- doesn't hurt to ask!
    • If they've sited the event where you need a car, ask them if they are organizing carpools, and encourage them to choose a different location next year!
  2. Your Choices [USA]

    • Google Maps "get directions" has been regularly their public transit options, or search 'public transit' and the state or city you're going to.
    • The American Public Transportation Association has a list of transit options by state.
    • New bus companies keep popping up (leave us a comment if you like one), or greyhound,
    • Amtrak.
    • If you do drive, carpool! Try Craig's List or see if Spaceshare is going to your event.
  3. Long-distance cycling?

    Life will get more interesting when you leave your car behind! Bicycle Touring 101 has resources and information on bicycle touring for people new to bicycle touring as well as veterans.