City to Offer Free ‘Pride Ride’ Shuttle Service for Pride Weekend
With an expanded footprint for the 2019 LA Pride in West Hollywood celebration on June 7, 8, and 9, the City of West Hollywood’s free shuttle to Hollywood and Highland, Cityline Commuter, and the City’s free weekend nighttime and Sunday Funday ride, The PickUp, will get together and become “Pride Ride” for the weekend.
Pride Ride will offer a safe and convenient way to and from Metro rail service at Hollywood and Highland and destinations in the City of West Hollywood, traveling along Santa Monica Boulevard. In Hollywood, vehicles will stop on Highland Avenue (just south of Hollywood Boulevard on the west side of the street).
On Friday, service will travel along Santa Monica Boulevard between La Brea Avenue and Robertson Boulevard. On Saturday and Sunday, service will travel along Santa Monica Boulevard between La Brea Avenue and La Cienega Boulevard. Pride Ride will run at approximately 15-minute intervals.
On Friday, June 7, 2019, Pride Ride will run from 1 p.m. to 3 a.m. This will provide transportation for the West Hollywood Dyke March and LA Pride in West Hollywood Opening Ceremony events. Vehicles will travel westbound-only along Santa Monica Boulevard from La Brea Avenue to Robertson Boulevard; due to street closures west of La Cienega Boulevard, eastbound service will begin at La Cienega Boulevard. Cityline shuttles will run to and from Hollywood and Highland from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., while The PickUp will operate on its regular schedule, from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.
On Saturday, June 8, 2019, Pride Ride will run from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. This will provide transportation for the free Pride on the Boulevard event and the ticketed LA Pride in West Hollywood Festival. During these hours, Cityline vehicles will provide service around West Hollywood and to-and-from Hollywood and Highland from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The PickUp will operate from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. along Santa Monica Boulevard from La Brea Avenue west to La Cienega Boulevard. From 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., Pride Ride’s “Hollywood Link” will use Cityline vehicles to provide a connection between Hollywood and Highland and two stops: Santa Monica Boulevard/Fairfax Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard/Crescent Heights Boulevard.
On Sunday, June 9, 2019, Pride Ride will run from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. This will provide transportation following the Pride Parade, which steps-off at 10:45 a.m. from the intersection of Santa Monica and Crescent Heights Boulevards and travel westbound along Santa Monica Boulevard, ending at Robertson Boulevard. Following the parade and once the streets have cleared, Pride Ride will run westbound along Santa Monica Boulevard from La Brea Avenue to La Cienega Boulevard from 5 p.m. to 1:30 a.m for access to the Festival. From 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Pride Ride’s “Hollywood Link” will use Cityline vehicles to provide a connection between Hollywood and Highland and two stops: Santa Monica Boulevard/Fairfax Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard/Crescent Heights Boulevard.
Pride-goers may also take one of several Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) bus lines that connect to the City of West Hollywood. A complete guide to bus lines and service hours can be found at www.metro.net and Metro will post service advisories regarding route changes for Pride weekend at www.metro.net/service/advisories.
For more information about Pride Ride, please visit www.wehopickup.com or www.weho.org/cityline. Pride goers can also get a free ride to Sunset Strip hotspots via the Sunset Trip trolley. For information about the Sunset Trip trolley and where it connects to The PickUp and to Cityline, please visit www.wehosunsettrip.com.
For more information about LA Pride in West Hollywood events, please visit www.lapride.org.For more details about Pride Ride, please call (323) 848-6510. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496. For up-to-date news and events, follow the City of West Hollywood on social media @WeHoCity and sign up for news updates at www.weho.org/email.