The March For Reproductive Rights LA is coming up on Saturday, October 2nd starting at Pershing Square in Downtown Los Angeles. This information is for Santa Clarita residents who would like to ride down together.

Please note that this information is subject to change and is provided as recommendations (and information) for people who want to travel together or meet up at the event

Saturday, October 2
10am – 2pm PDT
(plan to arrive early)

Pershing Square to City Hall
532 S. Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
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For information about the march, you can visit the Women’s March LA website by clicking here.

or sign-up on their Mobilize page by clicking here.

How do I get there?

Please note that due to COVID-19 transit schedules and procedures may have been affected. Please check your route before you go.

Way 1: Metrolink to Metro B (formerly Red) Line

The Metrolink Antelope Valley Line Schedule can be found here – Antelope Valley Line Schedule

It is recommended that you take the 260 down to LA Union Station. The 260 leaves Santa Clarita Metrolink station at 7:23 AM and the Newhall Metrolink station at 7:30 AM

Santa Clarita Valley Metrolink Station
22122 Soledad Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita CA 91350
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Newhall Metrolink Station
24300 Railroad Ave
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
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Once you get down to Union Station you will transfer to the Metro B Line. Start by walking towards the main Union Station area. Turn right when you get out of the long hallway towards Starbucks then go right again until you see the signs that direct you to the Metro B Line that comes every 10-20 minutes. Exit the subway at Pershing Square Station.

You can buy tickets at a machine on the Metrolink station platform or through the Metrolink app. The ticket will also allow you to transfer to the Metro B Line so take care of it (tap at the turnstiles). If you buy at the machine it is easiest to get the tickets the night before because it might be crowded on the day of the march. You can download the app by clicking here.

Way 2: Drive to Metrorail Station in North Hollywood

If you want to bypass the Metrolink you drive down to the Metro B Line station in North Hollywood at the intersection of Lankershim and Chandler. Parking can be accessed off of Chandler Blvd and Cumpston St. The Metro B leaves every 10-20 minutes or so depending on the time of day.

Way 3: Drive to downtown LA

In years past this has been discouraged. However, since this march may be smaller than in previous years and with concerns about COVID-19 driving may be preferable. We encourage carpooling. There is a lot attached to Pershing square however it is probably best to find parking a few blocks away and walk-in. A map of nearby lots can be found here – Google Map of Local Parking Lots

Common Questions about the march

Note that information is still coming in regarding activities and booths, the information provided may not be current. Please continue to check the Women’s March website throughout the next few days.

What Should I Wear?

Come prepared with comfortable walking shoes and clothes, and don’t forget sunscreen! The weather report says it could be as high as 91 degrees downtown on Saturday.

What Should I Bring?

ID, a fully-charged mobile phone, a water bottle, and medications you may need in clearly labeled prescription containers. Let a family member or friend know where you will be.

What about food?

In years past there have been food trucks at the end of the march route. We haven’t received any information about that this year. Downtown businesses should be open but it’s recommended to bring snacks and definitely remember your water bottle.

What are the COVID-19 Protocols?

There is no official instruction from WMLA regarding protocols around COVID-19. It’s recommended to bring a mask and wear it any place where you’re indoors or in a crowded area. Use caution and slow the spread.

Where do I find the voter registration and community partner booths?

If there are community partner booths this year (and there probably will be) they will most likely be placed toward the end of the march route near city hall.

Can I Bring a Sign and What are the City Guidelines for Making Signs?

Signage has been encouraged in the past and we’ve seen some great ones at these marches. That being said, LA City has some restrictions on signage.

Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 55.07 requires a sign’s stick to be one-fourth inch or less in thickness and two inches or less in width, or if not rectangular, not more than three-quarters inch in its thickest dimension. Keep the stick to the appropriate dimensions and make the sign big.

Do you have accommodations for persons with disabilities?

For questions about disability access, email the Women’s March LA at [email protected]

Will my mobile phone work?

With large crowds sometimes you can experience slow or delayed service with some carriers. Choose a meeting destination for your group if you get separated and be sure to let a friend or family member or friend know what you are doing and where you will be.