How to Get Around – A Mesa Guide to Transportation
Mesa is an active city where residents and visitors love to move around, go shopping and attend events. There are tons of activities in this lovely desert city and there are plenty of ways to get around. One of the most commuter friendly cities in the Valley, getting around Mesa is a breeze. Let’s explore some of the different ways to get around in this great city.
The city of Mesa has a large fleet of buses that cover the majority of the city. Known as Valley Metro, this bus system is one of the finest in the country. One of the most affordable ways to get around Mesa, Valley Metro will get you there without breaking the bank, plus it offers weekend service.
Also operated by Valley Metro, the light rail services a wide area of the city and is the perfect way to travel. While train service is still relatively new, it does service West and Central Mesa, which is a very popular part of the metropolitan area. If you want to venture into Downtown Phoenix, the light rail is the way to go!
If you need a ride right away and do not want to wait on other methods of transportation, a taxi is a great choice. The city has many different cab services and finding one is very easy. Many of these companies now have online apps, where you can book a ride right from your phone. A few taxi companies that operate in Tempe include Discount Cab, Apache Cab and Sun Devil Taxi.
By now just about everyone has heard about the app called Uber. With just a few clicks on your smartphone you can have someone come pick you up and take you to your destination for a fraction of the price of a cab. This is a great way to meet new people and get around the city at the same time.
If you love the great outdoors and don't mind working a little, Mesa’s bike share program is a great way to get around. This healthy method of transportation is the cheapest way to see the city. Why not give it a shot the next time you are in town? GridBikes.com is the place to find a map of where you can find bikeshare bikes in Mesa.
For more information about Mesa, including a business directory and list of fun events, visit www.mesa.com.