Capital Metro is making sure people can get to the polls to vote this year.
MetroBike, Capital Metro's bike rent program, is offering free 24-hour bike rentals as part of youth cycling nonprofit Ghisallo Cycling's ATX #pedaltothepolls initiative anytime during voting. The offer can be redeemed at a kiosk or on the app.
Exercising while exercising your right to vote? @ATXMetroBike is offering a free 24-hour pass during voting.… https://t.co/LGRRU7K9xg— Capital Metro (@Capital Metro)1603806011.0
And Capital Metro isn't stopping there; it will also provide free bus rides all day on Nov. 3 in spirit of Election Day.
🎉 Big thanks to @CapMetroATX for offering free bus rides Election Day! To redeem a free #MetroBikeATX Bike Pass to… https://t.co/Io4KgIMHWU— MetroBike (@MetroBike)1603317903.0
Additionally, Ghisallo Cycling Initiative is providing free voter information including poll maps, bike and bus routes, and voting guides up until Nov. 3.
To access free bike rides, use the following codes:
On the BCycle app:
- Early Voting: EVOTE20
- Election Day: 2020VOTE
At a kiosk:
- Early Voting: 3868320
- Election Day: 868320
- Why did Capital Metro cut nearly $3 billion from the Project Connect ... ›
- How much has Capital Metro spent on Project Connect ads ... ›
- Capital Metro approves $24M Broadmoor MetroRail station - austonia ›
Citing a 77% decline in new COVID cases nationally since early January, Dr. Martin Makary, a surgical oncologist and professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, expects COVID-19 "will be mostly gone by April, allowing Americans to resume normal life."
- Vaccine week 11: 31,250 doses headed to Austin, delayed ... ›
- Austin vaccine recipients feel relief, guilt amid slow rollout - austonia ›
- Everything we know about Austin's COVID vaccine rollout - austonia ›
Travis County is the ninth most at-risk county in the nation for severe vaccine deficits and the second most at-risk in the state, according to a study by data science company Cogitativo.
Late (Tuesday) the City of Austin's outside attorney filed a response to the plaintiffs' (called relators in legal terms) request for a writ of mandamus to force the City Council to amend ballot language for Proposition B.
Proposition B will be on the May 1 ballot as a result of Save Austin Now's petition drive. If voter approved, the resulting ordinance would ban: camping in a public areas, soliciting in designated areas and sitting or lying down on public sidewalks.
Read the full story at The Austin Bulldog.