SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — With spring around the corner, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department has introduced a free shuttle ride for the public to use at the city’s Golden Gate Park on weekends and holidays, park officials announced Friday.

To promote public transit throughout the city, park officials hope the free shuttle will encourage visitors to ditch the car this spring when heading to Golden Gate Park.

The shuttle will be free to all residents and visitors with stops at Golden Gate Park destinations, including McLaren Lodge, the National AIDS Memorial Grove, the Koret Children’s Quarter Playground, the Conservatory of Flowers, the de Young Museum, the California Academy of Sciences, Stow Lake, the bison paddock and the park’s two windmills and paths to Ocean Beach on its western edge.

The shuttles will run between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. every 15 to 20 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays and on city holidays.

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Comments (10)
  1. Davey says:

    Where is the money coming from. They say they are hurting for money?

    1. Matt says:

      The money is coming from people who insist on driving when public transit is plentiful…

  2. Brown says:

    With so many MUNI lines serving the GG Park area at $2 a ride – did my tax dollars really need to pay for this?

    1. Matt says:

      Yeah, they did, you turkey.. Those of us who don’t drive need it.. duh !

  3. Tours Martel says:

    And where do the shuttles leave from? The article says where they go, but not the other, which makes it a little hard to use.

    1. Francis says:

      Exactly! Where can we board the shuttles? Hopefully from a spacious free parking lot.

  4. Renato LoBue says:

    Will there be any way to pay the toll with cash?

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