If you are carrying a reusable or recycled bag and are headed to or leaving Cranbrook's Farmer's Market during Farmer's Market hours, your ride will be free on Cranbrook transit. The summer markets will run every Saturday from June 23rd to October 6th 2012 and the free bus rides will operate between 8:30am and 1:30pm. The free rides are for non-transferable passes only.
The City of Cranbrook is funding the free rides for all 16 Saturday markets.
"The Farmers Market is an integral part of the social fabric of Cranbrook and is key to the financial well being of many of our small businesses," said Mayor Wayne Stetski, "By providing free bus service we are supporting the market and encouraging citizens to make transit a regular part of their day to day living."
This innovative partnership between BC transit and the City of Cranbrook also achieves the goals identified in the community's long term sustainability plan "Connecting to our Future."
The City of Cranbrook has a large number of reusable Cranbrook Connected bags available for pick up free of charge at City Hall during regular business hours. They will also be available at the market of June 23rd.
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