Celebrate STL Car-Free Day on September 21

The St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues and other regional partners will join Metro Transit to celebrate STL Car-Free Day on Friday, September 21.

STL Car-Free Day will feature special events across the bi-state area where visitors can win prizes, enjoy food and music, and have fun while learning about the benefits of a car-free lifestyle and all of the alternative transportation options available to them.

“More and more metropolitan areas throughout the world are looking at car-optional transportation services, which are not only good for the environment and reduce congestion, but deliver tremendous civic and economic benefits as well,” said Jessica Mefford-Miller, interim Executive Director of Metro Transit. “The future of mobility will include a wide variety of car-free options, and we want to help everyone discover new ways to travel – whether it’s public transit, cycling, scooters or ride-sharing – so we can create a brighter future for our region.”

Join the Fun: Access a complete schedule of events, along with information on how to go car-free.

STL Car-Free Day begins during the morning commute on September 21 with a visit from Fredbird, who will surprise passengers on one of the area’s MetroBus routes with free tickets to an upcoming Cardinals game, followed by a lunch-time Transportation Pop-Up in the Cortex Innovation Community with food trucks and information from regional transportation partners. Metro Transit riders heading home or traveling to Blues and Cardinals games in downtown St. Louis evening will be able to enjoy live music at the North Hanley and Emerson Park MetroLink Stations, and the St. Louis Blues will host a car-free, pre-game celebration at the Civic Center Transit Center with Blues mascot Louie, the Blues Crew and a Metro Arts in Transit bus painting.

Participating partners include Big Shark Bicycle Company, Bird, City of St. Louis, Cortex, Great Rivers Greenway, Lime, Madison County Transit, Metro Transit, RideFinders, St. Clair County Transit District, Trailnet, University of Missouri Extension, St. Louis Blues and St. Louis Cardinals.

STL Car-Free Day

Metro, Cardinals Team Up to Paint a Bus at Ballpark Village on Saturday

Are you headed to the St. Louis Cardinals game this Saturday? You may want to head to the ballpark early.

All ages are welcome to help paint a very sporty art bus as Metro Arts in Transit and the St. Louis Cardinals team up for a bus painting event at Ballpark Village.

Add some color to the MetroBus fleet by painting two specially designed murals featuring the Cardinals onto the Art Bus. The mural designs were created in collaboration between Arts in Transit and the St. Louis Cardinals, and celebrate St. Louis, the hometown team and Cardinals players.

The Arts in Transit bus painting will begin at 1 p.m. on May 13, and the event is free and open to the public. The Art Bus painting is sponsored by the St. Louis Cardinals. 

“Nothing creates passion and energy like sports and art, and this Art Bus painting is the perfect opportunity to bring those two worlds together,” said David Allen, Metro Arts in Transit Director. “It’s also a fun way for kids, families, individuals and Cardinals fans to show their support for the home team and express their creativity before the game.”

The bus will join the Art Bus Fleet, and the murals will stay on the MetroBus for one year as it travels along various routes throughout the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County.

Cardinals Bus Painting