Rideshare Week starts next Monday! Cut down on traffic congestion and adopt a healthy lifestyle by sharing your ride to campus.

Did you know that riding public transit can help you lose weight? From Scientific American:

Researchers surveyed communities in Charlotte, North Carolina. One survey was done before the city had finished building a new light rail system, and the second was done from 12 to 18 months after the rail’s completion. They asked about the residents’ level of physical activity, body mass and use of public transportation before and after the light rail.

Turns out that people who started using light rail to commute had a significant average weight loss over that time—equivalent to about six and a half pounds for a five-foot-five person. The users were also 81 percent less likely to become obese over the time scale surveyed.

Learn more about your public transit options by visiting us at one of our tables during Rideshare Week:

  • Wednesday, October 3rd: Welcome Home! LGBT Open House and Resource Fair, Outside the John Wooden Center, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m
  • Thursday, October 4th: Outside Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m
  • Friday, October 5th: Outside UCLA Transportation lobby's at the Strathmore Building, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m

At our table, you can pledge to the share the ride with Metro and you could win one of dozens of prizes, including Disneyland® Park Hopper Four Pack Tickets, an iPad, $100 Macy’s gift cards, $50 gas gift cards and more. See you there!