City to Offer $7 Shuttles to See Hollywood Sign Up Close and Personal

Sure we've all seen it. But soon you can get closer than ever allowed -- legally, that is.

Wanna see the Hollywood sign from up close? The city will accommodate you this summer. Patch file photo.
Wanna see the Hollywood sign from up close? The city will accommodate you this summer. Patch file photo.

People interested in getting a closer look at the iconic Hollywood sign and taking in a panoramic view of Los Angeles will be able to catch a $7 shuttle on summer weekends starting next month.

The city's Recreation and Parks Department will offer the service every Saturday and Sunday from May 3 until the end of July as part of an effort to relieve traffic congestion that tends to build in neighborhoods leading toward the popular landmark.

The service is "a program we are excited and proud to announce, and feel it will benefit both the surrounding communities as well as locals and tourists who wish to visit these historic landmarks," Recreation and Parks General Manager Michael A. Shull said.

The shuttles, which seat 21 people, will pick up riders at the Greek Theatre parking lot and take them to a Hollywood Sign viewing spot that is closed to public vehicle traffic. The viewing site is also an access point for hiking trails.

The shuttle route includes a stop at the Griffith Observatory, two miles from the sign viewing area.

Children 2 years of age and under can ride free if they sit on an adult's lap.

Shuttle tickets can be purchased at www.laparks.com

--City News Service

elenalobito April 17, 2014 at 01:10 PM
This is a great idea, way too much traffic congestion on Beachwood Drive week-end mornings.
Cheryl Aisoff April 17, 2014 at 03:34 PM
Is it just me? I'd like going for view, maybe to walk a bit but it's a sign!
Cheryl Aisoff April 17, 2014 at 03:35 PM
And agree Beachwood is very congested on the weekends.
George Vreeland Hill April 17, 2014 at 04:57 PM
I will do it.
Mike Spilker April 18, 2014 at 12:03 PM
This must be why the city stopped allowing Hollywood Tour busses to go up to the sign via Lake Hollywood Dr & Mulholand. Those are all independent companies. Now the city gets the $$$. Interestingly though, the city said the reason they banned the busses, which are actually just vans, was because of weight restrictions on those roads. These streets have 6000lbs limits. Signs are posted everywhere...NO VEHICLES OVER 3 TONS ! The tour busses are 15 passenger vans yet the city says they're taking 21 passengers in their bus. Fair? Of course not!


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