GRIFFITH PARK—On Saturday, December 7, free public shuttle rides will stop at 12 areas around Griffith Park. The news was announced via a press release by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday, December 3.
According to reports, five buses will pickup and drop off park visitors every 15 to 20 minutes at designated sites including, The Arturary Museum, Los Angeles Zoo, Griffith Observatory, Travel Town, Mt. Hollywood Sign and more. Parkline bus operation are scheduled Saturdays and Sundays only from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) will manage the services.
“If we want to get more people out of their cars, we need to provide convenient, sustainable alternatives that take riders where they need to go. Griffith Park is one of our City’s most iconic destinations, and this new shuttle will encourage visitors to enjoy it without a vehicle, while protecting its natural environment and making it easier to access the park’s incredible attractions,” said Mayor Garcetti.
Griffith Parkline shuttles seats 25 passengers which accommodates bikes, strollers and wheelchair American Disability Association (ADA) accessibility. The park has been a popular destination for family friendly activities, tourist attractions hikes, and other outdoor excursions.
Buses contribute to reduction in traffic and air pollution. The plan also helps visitors to avoid parking fees with car-free access around the park. Public transportation users can now connect with Parkline shuttles to the DASH Observatory Route and Metro lines.