The City of West Hollywood will resume service today for The PickUp, WeHo’s Free Weekend Ride.
The PickUp will travel along Santa Monica Boulevard in a loop with stops in each direction between N. Robertson Boulevard and N. La Brea Avenue. It will run on Fridays and Saturdays from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m., and Sundays from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
As part of the City of West Hollywood’s wide-ranging efforts to safeguard community health during the COVID-19 pandemic, The PickUp will feature modifications that align with directives for entertainment shuttles from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Directives include:
- Social distancing will be maintained on vehicles (six feet between passengers, if achievable);
- Riders will not be allowed to board with COVID-19 symptoms;
- A reduction will be made in vehicle capacity;
- Windows will be open to improve ventilation and reduce the risk of transmission;
- Drivers will seek to ensure riders’ masks cover nose and mouth; and
- Drivers will be fully vaccinated.
Specific modifications to The PickUp will limit ridership to 50 percent of maximum capacity to assist riders in maintaining social distance. Properly worn masks will be required to board and may not be removed while aboard trolleys. Modifications may impact service efficiency and frequency of PickUp timetables.
The PickUp (also known as The WeHo PickUp) is a fun, flirtatious, and lighthearted trolley service that was launched by the City of West Hollywood as a pilot program in 2013. The program was continued in 2014 and, in 2015, a route extension was approved along Santa Monica Boulevard in a loop with stops in each direction between N. Robertson Boulevard and N. La Brea Avenue. Service was paused in March 2020 following the City’s Declaration of Local Emergency and regional Safer at Home orders.
The PickUp will resume offering a safe and convenient way to reach a destination in the City of West Hollywood on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. A cool and convenient alternative to driving, The PickUp reduces driving while intoxicated. Launched with a bright palette of illustrated graphic pop-art characters, The PickUp will evolve to feature newly refreshed photo-based characters with new typefaces, logos, and designs. The soft-launch will feature a roll-out of one trolley featuring new graphics and additional trolleys in the fleet will be refreshed in the coming weeks.
For more information about The PickUp, please contact Francisco Gomez, City of West Hollywood Transportation Program Administrator, at (323) 848-6454 or email@example.com. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.