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Car-Free Options for a Greener Holiday Season

During the next few months, holiday travelers will hit the road to gather with family and friends and enjoy the special celebrations of the season. More than 50% of Americans are planning road trips, according to Fortune.

Many will travel by car, yet in Orange County there are other transportation options that reduce harmful emissions and traffic congestion while providing safe travel.

Offering nearly 60 routes, OC Bus provides a convenient car-free way to journey throughout Orange County. Consider hopping on the bus to go to the mall, visit friends, or heading to Disneyland or the beach without parking hassles.

A train ride is special any time of year, but especially so during the holidays. With three lines and 12 stations in Orange County, the Metrolink passenger rail service is a convenient, comfortable way to travel locally and to other counties—and kids love it. For ideas about where to go and what do, check out fun, affordable and joyous Metrolink daytrips.

For those in parts of parts of Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel and Mission Viejo, the OC Flex shared ride on-demand service is a special treat, especially now when up to four riders can travel all day for only $4.50. Connections between OC Flex and OC Bus and the local Metrolink station are free.

Thanks to the temperate weather in Orange County, and cyclists can take year-round advantage of miles of cycling trails that connect to parks and beaches and more.