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WeHo To Test New Shuttle Service On The Sunset Strip

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Thinking about hitting up the Strip on a weekend? Maybe you'd like to stop by Night + Market's WeHo location after catching a set at the Comedy Store? Come this spring, those plans will get a boost along the Sunset Strip, as WeHo will test a new shuttle service along the famed stretch.

As reported at Curbed, the West Hollywood City Council voted on Monday to approve a six-month pilot program for the shuttle. Starting in March, the bus will run between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m on Fridays and Saturdays. As noted at WeHoVille, the route runs west along Sunset from Farifax Avenue. At Doheny, it turns south towards Melrose, then travels up north again to Sunset via San Vicente Boulevard. Back On Sunset, it goes east until it hits Fairfax, where it travels south until it hits Santa Monica Boulevard. From there it loops back up to Sunset via Crescent Heights Boulevard. The route will use bus stops for Metro and WeHo’s CityLine.

As stated in an August 21 city document, the "urban circulator" (we hope this will end up being the actual name of the shuttle) is meant to "improve public safety by providing a free late night transportation alternative for residents and tourists visiting bars and nightlife venues," among other things. Which is to say it's there to make sure you're not driving and/or walking into the streets while you're sloppy drunk.

According to the same document, there will be no fee to ride the shuttle. Also, there'll be three buses running along the route to ensure that a ride will arrive at a stop every 15 minutes.

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And if you're partying closer to Santa Monica Boulevard, WeHo already has a similar shuttle service called The Pickup.