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- Free Lyft rides
- Park and Ride
- Charting Your Route
- Disability Access
- Near San Jose
- Outside San Jose
- Other Tips
There are two good options for transportation:
Lyft, Inc. is a ride sharing service where drivers can drive passengers to desired locations for a price. It is quite similar to Uber.
Lyft has offered free rides to people attending the March For Our Lives. If you wish to make use of their service, please RSVP for the March, or if you cannot RSVP, you may save a promotional code from Lyft’s website. The website will only show the code on the day of the March. Once you receive it, please key it into the Lyft app under the “promos” tab.
- Parking in downtown San José is expensive and scarce, especially during big
- There is metered parking, but you probably will not be in a good position to feed
Park and Ride
There are Park and Ride lots throughout Santa Clara County. Meet up with friends, park your car(s), and use public transportation to get into the city center.
Charting Your Route
Be sure to specify Saturday in charting your route, as all public transit schedules vary on weekends.
The Customer Service Call Center will be open on the day of the march from 7:30
to 4 p.m. for anyone wishing to receive same-day information. Dial 408.321.2300.
The VTA EZfare app for Apple or Android lets you purchase and use fares and passes instantly on your phone—anywhere, anytime. Just download the free app, register your debit/credit card or PayPal account in our secure system, and you’re
ready to go.
Buses and light rail rides are $2.25 each way, and $1 for youth riders (each way). VTA offers free transfers for 2 hours with a Clipper card or EZfare between bus and light rail except on express buses. Fare options and other related information can be found at www.vta.org/fares.
CalTrain costs vary with distance. Clipper Cards work on CalTrain.
All of public transportation in Santa Clara County and the Bay Area is accessible for individuals with mobility devices, service animals, and other needs.
- Buses have racks for bicycles
- Light rail has bike racks in all cars
- CalTrain has bike racks in cars designated for that purpose
- BART permits bicycles during non-commute times
- Bicycle Racks in San Jose
Bus Routes to SJ City Hall and from Arena Green
San Jose City Hall (the starting point of the march) is accessible via the VTA on bus routes 22, 23, 63, 64, 66, 68, 72, 73, 81, 82, 181 and 323 all with about a 0.2 mile walk from the bus stop.
City Hall is also accessible from both light rail lines, 901 and 902, with a 0.4 mile walk from the stop. Bus 522 (Rapid Eastridge) from the Mountain View/Palo Alto region is an rapid bus stopping at City Hall.
Arena Green (the location of the rally at the end of the march) is accessible on bus routes 22, 63, 64, 68, 181 and 522 on Santa Clara St. The closest light rail line is available is the 902 at Diridon Station, about a five-minute walk down Santa Clara St. from the rally location. If you wish to return on the Light Rail 902 (Santa Teresa-Alum Rock) line, you can take the 901 Light Rail (Winchester-Mountain View) northbound and transfer to the Santa Teresa/Alum Rock route at the second stop, San Jose Convention Center.
Light rail in Santa Clara County
901: Alum Rock to Santa Teresa (East San José to South San José)
- To City Hall: Get off at Santa Clara South
- From Plaza de Cesar Chávez: walk 0.2 miles to the stop at the SJ Convention Center on San Carlos
902: Mountain View-Winchester line
- To City Hall: Get off at San Fernando. The walk from there is about .3 miles.
- From Plaza de Cesar Chávez, walk 0.2 miles to the stop at the SJ Convention Center on San Carlos
For individuals coming from outside San José
North on the Peninsula
CalTrain always stops at Diridon Station (see previous information on buses and light rail from Diridon Station to and from downtown). Nearly all trains on Saturday are locals (make all stops).
East Bay via BART
- Take BART to Fremont Station
- From that station, take Bus 181 Express San Jose to 2nd and Santa Clara (6 stops).
- Walk 0.2 mile to SJ City Hall.
East Bay/Great Mall Transit Center via Light Rail or Bus
- Bus 181 (Express) to 2nd and Santa Clara (3 stops) (walk 0.2 miles to City Hall)
- Light Rail 901, get off at Santa Clara South (walk 0.3 miles to City Hall)
Morgan Hill/Gilroy/Los Gatos
We suggest a Park and Ride option and connecting with transportation closer to the city center.
- Public transportation is safe, but as in all public settings, be aware of surroundings and keep track of belongings.
- If driving and parking (either downtown or at a park-and-drive lot), be sure to put any valuables (electronics, packages, etc.) out of sight.
- If you plan to leave your bicycle downtown in a rack: double lock your bicycle (U-lock plus cable/chain lock).
See You There!