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DASH Will Soon Provide Daily Bus Service To The Griffith Observatory

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Your days of hiking to the Griffith Park Observatory (and then Ubering back down) may be coming to an end. Starting March 21, DASH bus service from the Vermont/Sunset subway station to the famed Mount Hollywood landmark (well, the other famed Mount Hollywood landmark) will run daily—including on Mondays, when the observatory is closed.

“This should go a long way towards reducing the number of cars in Griffith Park, improving traffic and likely air quality in the area,” notes Metro’s The Source blog.

The start of weekday DASH service will coincide with the start of paid parking at the Observatory ($4).

Bus service will run noon to 10:00 p.m. on weekdays, and 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on weekends. The fare is 35¢ with a TAP card, or 50¢ by cash. Service will run every 20 minutes.

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The new service begins (coincidentally) just as access to Beachwood Canyon for hikers has shuttered.

As Curbed LA notes, Vermont will now be the main access point to the park, so expect to see packed buses (as well as heavier foot and vehicle traffic).

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Image via The Source blog