Golden Gate Park Shuttle – Free Rides!

Thanks to the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, it will be much easier to pay a visit to Golden Gate Park this spring without worrying about transportation or where to park. The public will now be able to take advantage of free shuttle rides on weekends and holidays for park trips. Park officials hope this move will encourage people to embrace public transit throughout the city. With fewer people driving their cars this spring to the park, the city can look forward to positive effects such as less traffic and decreased environmental pollution.

The shuttle will be free to all residents and visitors – offering stops to many of your favorite Golden Gate Park attractions, including the Conservatory of Flowers, de Young Museum, California Academy of Sciences, McLaren Lodge, the National AIDS Memorial Grove, Koret Children’s Quarter Playground, and Stow Lake. The shuttle will also take you to the bison paddock, the paths to Ocean Beach, and to the two infamous windmills at the park.

To enjoy a ride on the free shuttle, hop on between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. every 15 to 20 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as on city holidays.

2 Responses to “Golden Gate Park Shuttle – Free Rides!”

  1. donna p
    March 5, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    Yes its free, but we waited an hour for a bus there were only two running. Very few seats and when they were full people were standing with nothing to hang on to except the back of your seat. At one point a little kid rode her bike in front of the shuttle and the driver slammed on his brakes and a man flew forward almost to the floor. Not putting the blame on the driver. If they are going to close off the road and force you to take a shuttle the least they could do is provide more of them or bigger ones so to fit more people. Maybe run every 15 to 20 minutes as stated. Won’t go again. Other parks use shuttles and they are great, they need to fix this problem.

    July 26, 2012 at 5:12 pm #

    WHAT SHUTTLE ?????? We were at Golden Gate Park last SATURDAY July 21, 2012 and NEVER saw a shuttle. As a result we had to walk the entire 3+ miles to the other end of the park. This was not much fun for someone who has hip problems. I am still trying to recover this week……

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