Presidio of San Francisco (January 8, 2014) – A new weekend shuttle service offering visitors a free ride to the Presidio from the Transbay Terminal and Embarcadero BART began on Saturday, January 4. The shuttle is sponsored by the Presidio Trust.
“PresidiGo Downtown Shuttle” will run year-round on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 7 pm. Departures are every 30 minutes. All are welcome; no pass is required. Schedules and map are available at: www.Presidio.gov/shuttle.
“The Presidio is rolling out the welcome mat,” said Craig Middleton, the Trust’s executive director. “We want to make it easy for the public to get to the park and experience all it has to offer, from trails to events to restaurants. By linking to BART, MUNI, and other regional transit, we can connect to neighborhoods across the San Francisco Bay Area. We hope this new shuttle service becomes a valued link to the park.”
Once an active military post, the Presidio is becoming one of the city’s most popular destinations. Each year thousands enjoy miles of trails, the Crissy Field shoreline, beaches, a golf course, and more than 900 acres of open space. Events include Off the Grid Picnic at the Presidio, which welcomed more than 100,000 guests to the park from April to October of 2013. The Presidio Officers’ Club, reopening in fall 2013, will be a new social gathering space with a restaurant and cultural events. The Presidio is also home to many visitor-serving organizations, including cultural organizations, restaurants, and even a rock climbing gym.
With secure bike racks, the PresidioGo Shuttle is a great way for cyclists to access more than 19 miles of bikeways in the park.
The PresidiGo Downtown Shuttle runs regularly between Embarcadero BART/Transbay Terminal and the Presidio Transit Center on the Main Post, the heart of the park. Once visitors arrive in the Presidio, they can reach other areas of the park via the PresidiGo Around the Park Shuttle, which runs continuous loops through the Presidio every day of the week.
About the Presidio Trust
The Presidio Trust, a federal agency, is an innovation in the management of a treasured American place. The Trust was created to save the Presidio and transform it for a new national purpose. The Trust's vision is that the Presidio will be forever a public place: vital to the Bay Area, important to all Americans, and recognized for achieving broad benefits for the nation. Today, the Presidio welcomes visitors, is home to a vibrant community of residents and tenants, and inspires greater good through programs that draw on its history and natural resources. The Presidio Trust serves the public with events, lodging, venues, and recreational opportunities. To learn more, visit www.presidio.gov.