WEST HOLLYWOOD—The city of West Hollywood’s free trolley The PickUp will be extending its summer program “Sunday Funday” to a year round schedule, according to a press release from the city of West Hollywood. “Sunday Funday” allows riders to use any of The PickUp’s 15 stops along Santa Monica Boulevard from 2 to 10 p.m. on Sundays.
“PickUp your Sundays. Every week. All year round,” said City of West Hollywood Councilmember John D’Amico in the press release. “Sunday Funday for everyone.”
“Sunday Funday” began as a summer program on June 19 and starting October 2 will run every Sunday. The PickUp began as a fun and flirtatious way for riders to reach the destinations for free. Part of the trolley’s goal is to help curb drunk driving, ease parking, and reduce traffic congestion.
“The PickUp is another example of West Hollywood creativity and innovation,” said Councilmember John J. Duran in the press release. “It’s not mass transit. It’s an experience to be on the nighttime party bus with music and fun people! And it’s free! And no worries about drunk driving, parking, or Uber. It’s another way to get around town hassle-free — WeHo Style!”
The PickUp runs along a four mile loop along Santa Monica Boulevard with 15 stops in each direction between Robertson Boulevard and La Brea Avenue. The trolley arrives at each of the stops every 15 minutes and riders get to listen to the featured beat mixes by Derek Monteiro during the ride. Riders can also obtain a The PickUp perk card that provides discounts and other perks from participating businesses.
Francisco Gomez, The PickUp’s contact, sent Canyon News a City Council Staff Report concerning “Sunday Funday”. The report indicated that during the “Sunday Funday” trial run over the summer the ridership surpassed the benchmark of 400 riders each day. It was also indicated that “Sunday Funday” has become well known in West Hollywood stating, “Sunday Funday has become a fairly common term amongst West Hollywood social media users to describe the period from roughly 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Sundays. ”
The regular “Nighttime Ride” schedule will continue from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The PickUp will also provide special services for holidays including giving rides on Halloween, Monday, October 31, from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. The trolley will also shuttle riders to and from the city of West Hollywood’s Halloween Carnaval. Route information will be made available on http://www.wehopickup.com prior to the event.
For more information on The PickUp visit http://www.wehopickup.com or visit The PickUp’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WeHoPickUp/?fref=ts. Anyone with questions can also call Francisco Gomez at (323) 848-6454 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those who are deaf or hearing impaired can call (323) 848-6496.