The Beach Shuttle which serves Playa Vista, Marina del Rey and the Venice Beach Pier will soon offer expanded service to Fisherman’s Village in Marina del Rey, Supervisor Don Knabe is pleased to announce.
The Beach Shuttle will begin operating Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays plus holidays from May 25 to September 3. This year, the Beach Shuttle will also offer a one-day service on September 30th to and from the Abbot Kinney Festival in Venice following the same summer route. The Beach Shuttle, which is free of charge and open to the public, is funded by a combination of funds from Supervisor Knabe and Playa Vista.
The clean-fuel shuttles will circulate hourly along the route on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to midnight, and Sundays and holidays from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.. A special Beach Shuttle schedule will operate during the Marina del Rey Summer Concert Series to drop off and pick up passengers at Burton Chace Park; this will allow people attending the concerts to leave their cars at home. On Classical Thursdays, (July 12 and 26; August 9 and 23), the shuttles will operate from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.. On Pop Saturdays, (July 21; August 4 and 18; September 1), shuttle hours of operation will follow the regular Saturday schedule from 10:00 a.m. to midnight.
This free shuttle is a fantastic resource in the area, and I encourage the community to utilize it, said Supervisor Knabe. Now with its expanded service, it is even more accessible to the beach-going public.
The Beach Shuttles leave Playa Vista at 10:15 a.m. and continue with hourly pick-ups and drop-offs at all marked bus stops along the route including Admiralty Way and Fiji Way, Fisherman’s Village, Admiralty Way and Admiralty Park, Admiralty Way and Palawan Way, Via Marina and Panay Way, Washington Boulevard and Pacific Avenue, Washington Boulevard and Via Marina, Admiralty Way and Mindanao Way with the return to Playa Vista. Space is also available for bicycles on the Beach Shuttles so passengers can cruise along the bike path once they exit. Riders can beat the traffic this summer and enjoy the ride.