Wilton Manors, Florida (January 4, 2018) – After completing a successful 90-day pilot program in 2017, the City of Wilton Manors will reactivate the free Wilton Drive Shuttle on Friday, January 5, 2018. Shuttle service will continue through Saturday, March 31, 2018.
“The free Wilton Drive Shuttle is an efficient and convenient way to help patrons visit restaurants, art galleries and shops located along and around Wilton Drive without having to move their car or utilize paid ride share services,” said Mayor Gary Resnick. “We received very valuable feedback on how we could improve the shuttle service when we piloted the program last year and as a result we altered the shuttle’s hours to accommodate as many people as possible during peak hours.”
The Wilton Drive Shuttle will operate on Friday and Saturday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. and make seven stops along the Wilton Drive corridor. To hop on the shuttle, simply park your car in one of four parking lots, stand at one of the seven stops and a shuttle will arrive approximately every 10-15 minutes.
“Our ultimate goal is to provide car-free alternatives to move people,” said Resnick. “As more and more folks utilize paid ride share services to get to Wilton Manors, our hope is that the Wilton Drive Shuttle will be their local go-to transportation source while they enjoy a night out in the Island City.”
City officials encourage patrons to utilize the parking lot at 2309 North Dixie Highway, especially on Friday and Saturday nights, when the City Hall parking lot is full. “This parking lot is one of the best kept secrets in the City,” said Resnick. The lot has 21 parking spaces available for public parking from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m., seven days a week. This ParkMobile-Only lot doesn’t have parking meters, and parking is paid for using the convenient ParkMobile smartphone app or by phoning ParkMobile. “From here folks can take the pedestrian walkway at the rear of the parking lot to NE 11th Avenue just steps away from the businesses at the north end of Wilton Drive, or hop on the Wilton Drive Shuttle,” said Resnick.