Downtown Shuttle Starts

From a Surf City official press release:

Surf City's Downtown Shuttle is ready to go.
Surf City's Downtown Shuttle is ready to go.

The free Huntington Beach Surf City Downtown Shuttle will make its inaugural voyage from City Hall to downtown Huntington Beach on Saturday, May 22, 2010, running through September 5 and making stops at the northwest corner of Main Street and Orange Avenue, and on 5th Street at The Strand.  The surf-themed shuttle resembles a classic woody-style vehicle, and will operate on weekends from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.  The shuttle will also run on Memorial Day (May 31) and Labor Day (September 6), but will not be in service on Independence Day (July 4).

Shuttle riders can take advantage of free parking in the Huntington Beach City Hall parking lot, located at 2000 Main Street at the corner of Main Street and Yorktown Avenue and board the shuttle at one of the two available stops in the lot.  The shuttle will run on a 3.5 mile continuous loop throughout the day, and provides a quick, fun and comfortable alternative to driving downtown on days when the demand for available parking spaces reaches its peak.  This means that visitors will spend less time searching for parking, and spend more time enjoying shopping, dining and strolling in downtown Huntington Beach.

The Surf City Summer Shuttle is a pilot program for 2010.  The city will evaluate the program throughout the summer to determine how the program can best serve the community in the future.  The program is funded by Air Quality Management District funds provided annually to help alleviate congestion by providing viable alternatives to driving.

For more information on the Surf City Downtown Shuttle, visit www.huntingtonbeachca.gov or contact the Economic Development Department at (714) 536-5542 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (714) 536-5542      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

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