Earth Day Celebrations Begin with BART

What's the most efficient vehicle in the Bay Area? A Tesla, perhaps? Or maybe a model from Hyundai or BMW? None of these, in fact. The answer is BART! On average, a BART rider gets the equivalent of 224 miles per gallon, which is almost double even the most fuel efficient cars. During peak commuting periods, that number increases to 422 miles per gallon. Riding BART and joining us in our commitment for a sustainable future is just one of the ways you can help preserve Mother Earth.

Earth Day celebrations begin Saturday, April 20 and there are myriad ways to celebrate across the Bay. Whether you want to help beautify our parks and open spaces or have an active car-free day with a BARTable walk or bike ride, there is something for everyone.

This event has passed. Thank you to everyone who made Get on Board Day a success!

Are you on board? National Get on Board Day is Thursday, April 25 — it's a day when transit agencies across the country will be touting the many benefits of public transportation.

BART will be joining the celebration, distributing free promotional BART tickets to people who ride BART. Up to 1,000 lucky riders could receive a ticket!


Join your neighbors to clean and green Oakland! Groups and individuals of all ages and abilities are invited to join cleanup and restoration projects at creeks, parks, and neighborhood sites throughout Oakland. All tools are provided. 

Want to volunteer? Check out the Oakland Earth Day website and register for a clean-up project.


Celebrate the 49th year of Earth Day in San Francisco's sunny Mission District Saturday, April 20. The theme for this year's Earth Day San Francisco is "Celebrate the Green New  Deal." 

Talks, demos, and workshops will go throughout the day with topics ranging from conservation to recycling to technology and the environment. An organic chef showcase, live bands and DJs, along with a sustainable fashion show will also be on deck during this fun event for all ages. 


Earth Day San Francisco

16th St. Mission (SF)

Even though the daylight is dwindling, the fall offers some spectacular scenery, so why not take a bicycle ride to enjoy it? 

Use BART to connect with the San Francisco Bay Trail, a 330-mile long shoreline path, bridging the gap between our communities and the natural landscape of the Bay Area. The whole family can enjoy an out-and-back bike trip to San Leandro Marina Park


Do you love to shop, dine, watch a show or enjoy art or the outdoors? Yes to any or all of the above? Then this BARTable walk though the heart of downtown Walnut Creek to Pleasant Hill has something for you.

Walk Time: 1.5 to 2 hours | Distance: 3.3 miles | Terrain: Level sidewalks and paved trails

Route Map


Where’s the Warriors’ new arena gonna be? What’s the crookedest street in San Francisco? (Spoiler alert! It’s not Lombard.) How did the Dogpatch neighborhood get its name? Get the answers on this BARTable walk along the Embarcadero, through Mission Bay and up and over Potrero Hill to the Mission district.

Wanting to clear your head beneath uncluttered skies? Sprawling expanses and majestic redwoods are within reach — and not just across the Golden Gate Bridge or along the beach. Rambling hikes abound within city limits, too.
Cut through the urban jungle on BART to hit the trails, and eschew the looming gas costs or pollution guilt for a book as you make your way to some of nature’s pristine paths.
Here are some scenic BARTable parks to get you out of city mode without you having to get entirely out of the city. read more...
Are you interested in touring some of San Francisco’s landmarks by bicycle but weary about the idea because of the City’s steep hills? We have the solution – a flat ride from South of Market (SoMa) to the Mission District. This is a great ride for all skill types and has some must-see stops along the way.
Want to take a ride in the East Bay? Check out our ride around Lake Merritt.
Don’t have a bike? No problem!

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