June 7, 2018 at 11:09 am PDT | by Christopher Kane
WeHo offers free Pride weekend transportation

The City of West Hollywood says CityLineX and The PickUp will combine into “Pride Ride” from June 8 to 10, offering Pride celebrants free shuttle service to and from the Hollywood/Highland rail station and destinations in West Hollywood. The route will travel via Santa Monica Boulevard between Robertson Boulevard and La Brea Avenue at 15-minute intervals.

Starting Friday, June 8, from 1 p.m. to 3 a.m., Pride Ride service will be provided to three Pride events: the West Hollywood Dyke March, (6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Sal Guarriello Veterans’ Memorial from which marchers will travel to San Vicente Boulevard and back via Santa Monica Boulevard); the #SIZZLE sober party; and the Trans Party.

Complimentary CityLine X service to and from the Hollywood/Highland Station will be available from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., and at 10 p.m. after the conclusion of the Dyke March. The PickUp’s free trolleys will run on the normal schedule, between 8 p.m. and 3 a.m. from La Brea Avenue to Robertson Boulevard via Santa Monica Boulevard.

On Saturday, June 9, Pride-goers can travel with Pride Ride between 11 a.m. and 3 a.m. Service around West Hollywood, as well as to and from the Hollywood/Highland Station, is available with CityLine X shuttles that will run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. And The PickUp’s connecting service, which stops at Santa Monica Boulevard at the cross streets of Fairfax Avenue or Crescent Heights Boulevard, will be available from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Sunday, June 10, the Pride Parade begins at 11 a.m. from Santa Monica Boulevard/Crescent Heights Boulevard to Santa Monica Boulevard/Robertson Boulevard. After the streets have cleared around 2 p.m., The PickUp will offer a continuous loop between La Brea Avenue and Kings Road until 5 p.m., at which time the service will resume its regular route until 2 a.m. Meanwhile, from the conclusion of the Parade at 2 p.m. until 6 p.m., Pride Ride/Hollywood Link will provide a connection between Fairfax Avenue/Santa Monica Boulevard and the Hollywood/Highland Station.

The City of West Hollywood notes the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) bus lines will be running to West Hollywood throughout Pride Weekend.

Additional resources:

Metro bus lines and service hours

Metro bus line Pride Weekend service advisories and route changes

More information about Pride Ride

More information about the LA Pride Festival

Call for more about Pride Ride: (323) 848-6510

Phone line for deaf or hard-of-hearing: TTY (323) 848-6496

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