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Public Transit, Paratransit, Rideshare, and Bikeshare Travel Training Workshop

The City of Davis and transportation partners are hosting a travel training workshop.  Learn how to access local public transportation options, rideshare, bikeshare, or learn the basics of bicycling.  This year, you can even sign up for one-on-one training.  Focused on seniors and those with disabilities, but also open to the general public, the travel training event will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 11:30 a.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A Street (corner of A & 7th Sts.).  Through this program, you can learn to travel to destinations like the movies, a favorite restaurant, shopping excursions, or important appointments with these transportation options.

“At any life stage, and whether due to injury or physical ailment, driving may no longer be an option.  The value of this workshop is it helps participants understand their transportation options before an emergency occurs” said Davis Mayor Brett Lee.

At the event, participants can speak with service providers from any of the transportation options: Public Transit (facilitated by Unitrans and Yolobus), Paratransit (City of Davis Community Transit and Yolobus Express), Bicycling/bikeshare (City’s Bicycle/Pedestrian Program), and Rideshare (Lyft).  Also, representatives from Paratransit Inc., a Sacramento area non-profit, will be on hand providing information on free, door-to-door training services. Information about the Capitol Corridor train will also be available.  Towards the end of the workshop will be short supervised group activities intended to break the “fear barrier” of using these transportation services with demonstrations.  Participants will be able to ride a Unitrans bus and board a Davis Community Transit shuttle.

The travel training program aims to improve awareness, understanding, usage, and confidence in using local public transportation options or bicycling; forge new social connections; and more importantly, increase independence.  The travel training workshop is held annually each Spring.

For more information, please contact Brian Abbanat at babbanat@cityofdavis.org or 530-757-5686 x7301 or visit https://gettingarounddavis.org/events/travel-training/