Friday, March 12, 2010

Need A Ride?

I'm all about supporting alternative methods of getting around town, especially when drinking is involved.

Omar Passons, a long time North Park resident, is getting ready to launch the Park-2-Park shuttle. The 36 passenger shuttle buses will take passengers through North Park, South Park, University Heights and Normal Heights every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Passengers can utilize the shuttle throughout its operating hours of 6 p.m. to midnight on Thursdays, and 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The cost will be a mere $5.

The shuttle, according to Passons, will not only generate more business for commercial enterprises, but help reduce traffic on local streets. Not just a ride, volunteers will be on hand to greet patrons and talk about the historical aspects of the neighborhoods, “to give them a feel for the communities.” “My service,” says Passons, “will show significant respect and deference to our local history and quirkiness and it will cater to a broad audience.”

They are going to try the program out starting April 22, so lets all get on the bus and support this local business!

You can read the whole North Park News article here.

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