The PickUp is up and running

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.

Visit The PickUp online atwww.wehopickup.comto access a trolley tracker, route information, and more. Check out and follow The PickUp’s social media pages@wehopickuponFacebook,Twitter, andInstagram.

For more information about The PickUp, please contact Francisco Gomez, City of West Hollywood Transportation Program Administrator, at (323) 848-6454 or atfgomez@weho.org. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.

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kab1200
kab1200
13 days ago

It needs to run later on Sundays, but otherwise, it is a nice thing to have.

Waide Riddle
17 days ago

Taken it many times. A wonderful & fun experience!

martel
martel
17 days ago

used to ride the pick-up trolley regularly.
never saw a problem.
no homeless and no drunks.

WehoFan
WehoFan
16 days ago
Reply to  martel

What year?

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
16 days ago
Reply to  WehoFan

Look at all the comments praising this decision! You’re outnumbered, Wehofan. You lose.

WehoFan
WehoFan
16 days ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

If it was a great service, more would use it.

kab1200
kab1200
13 days ago
Reply to  WehoFan

Lots of people use it, what are you talking about? It only runs for limited times, it is not part of Metro, for pity sake.

Johnjx on Hancock
Johnjx on Hancock
17 days ago

Great news and much appreciated!

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
17 days ago

I rode the pickup several times (pre-covid) and *not once* noticed any homeless people.

Free transportation so people aren’t inclined to drink and drive?! THE HORROR!

Last edited 17 days ago by greeneyedguy
SeeMe
SeeMe
17 days ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

Same experience. I wish the trolls who comment without experience would at least be smart or entertaining trolls. The one-note, lazy troll is no fun.

WehoFan
WehoFan
17 days ago
Reply to  SeeMe

Your comment isn’t smart or entertaining.

WehoFan
WehoFan
17 days ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

Not needed. Waste of funds.

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
17 days ago
Reply to  WehoFan

It’s much needed and a great service for our city. Guess you’ll have to deal with it 😛

WehoFan
WehoFan
16 days ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

Why is weho subsidizing your drunk trolley rides?

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
16 days ago
Reply to  WehoFan

I love how mad you are about a free trolley 😂

WehoFan
WehoFan
16 days ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

Free? Those funds could be used for low income housing and more sheriffs.

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
15 days ago
Reply to  WehoFan

Free trolley ride. Stay miserable and whining. All you do is complain on this site. It’s tired at this point.

Ham Shipey
Ham Shipey
18 days ago

tax payers funding a shuttle for drunks and the homeless.

SeeMe
SeeMe
17 days ago
Reply to  Ham Shipey

Damn, Ham! Cripey, Shipey! The horror – drunks and homeless!

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
17 days ago
Reply to  Ham Shipey

“tax payers” so not you, Ham.

WehoFan
WehoFan
16 days ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

Which business is yours?

Red Car
Red Car
18 days ago

Hmmmm. $34 million public works project to take out the Red Car tracks and plant trees on semi improved sidewalks. Now we have stinky busses and the lame trolly. Could have retained a historic attraction w the Red Car running East/west. Was this foresight?

WehoFan
WehoFan
18 days ago

Homeless shuttle.

Scott
Scott
18 days ago
Reply to  WehoFan

I think during the day it should shuttle the homeless in Weho to a downtown shelter.

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Fisher Man
Fisher Man
19 days ago

The pick up line is up before the city council resumes in-person meetings. Pathetic miscarriage of public service.

Observer
Observer
17 days ago
Reply to  Fisher Man

Ditto !

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