PARK CITY, Utah – Following the success of the Transit to Trails pilot program, Summit Land Conservancy, Park Municipal and Utah Mountain Shuttle continue to collaborate with a new shuttle service called Public transportation to city trails.
The objective of the project is “to enrich the life of the public, to preserve our landscapes and to reduce congestion on the roads and the departures of paths”.
The first day of the new service is Saturday September 11. It will run until Halloween.
In the fall, the Summit Land Conservancy wanted to offer more offers to hikers and cyclists in the city.
Summit Land Conservancy executive director Cheryl Fox said she specifically wanted to alleviate parking issues at the start of trails where there isn’t a lot of capacity. She said not having to deal with congestion adds to the “overall experience.”
She added that Armstrong Trailhead is also particularly beautiful in the fall, when the aspens transition.
Instructions for booking a ride are provided below. Fox said to make sure you take the correct shuttle. There will be no full signage this weekend due to the rapid rollout of the program.
BOOK YOUR PLACE:
Call or text to reserve your seats at 801-808-1367. Reservations are taken Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on a first come, first served basis.
Please provide the following information when booking:
Number of riders
Name and telephone number of the group leader
Pick up time
Return time (if necessary)
Equipment you will bring (bikes, etc.)
Note: 6 bikes MAX for the trip
Park at the pick-up location 5-10 minutes before departure
Load the shuttle. (Please allow the driver to load the equipment and / or bikes)
Exit the shuttle at the desired trailhead. (If you do not return with the shuttle, please inform the driver)
Return to the trailhead 5-10 minutes before the designated return time.
If your plans change unexpectedly, please notify the driver by texting 435-200-5499.
Remember to plan for weather changes, bring water, and lock your car. If you pack it, please pack it. This free service will be capped when capacity is reached. Reservations for the coming weekend will be accepted from Monday 7:30 am to Friday 5:00 pm. Riders not programmed or “without an appointment” will be accepted depending on availability. The last day of service is October 31, 2021. This public service is provided by Summit Land Conservancy, Park City Municipal Corporation and Utah Mountain Shuttle. Tips for shuttle drivers are encouraged.