Starting March 2018, Sunset Strip visitors will be able to get around on the weekends a little bit easier.
The West Hollywood City Council has voted to pilot a free six-month shuttle service for the Sunset Strip area.
The shuttle will go west along Sunset from Fairfax Avenue before turning south on Doheny Drive and heading east along Melrose. The shuttle will turn back north along San Vicente Boulevard to Sunset and continue east until dipping down to Santa Monica Boulevard between Crescent Heights Boulevard and Fairfax–providing better connectivity with popular restaurants such as Laurel Hardware.
The shuttle is expected to run between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.
The pilot program is meant to promote nightlife around the strip and gives visitors a better option than the $30 parking lots. Aside from that, it will allow people to travel the Strip without worrying about driving while under the influence.
After the six months, the city will assess the program’s effectiveness and to decide whether to continue it further.