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Griffith Park Launches Free Weekend Shuttle System

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Anyone who has been to Griffith Park – one of L.A.'s most popular tourist attractions -- knows that traffic there can be a nightmare.

To try and alleviate the problem, L.A. is launching a free weekend shuttle system called the Griffith Parkline.

On Tuesday morning, officials unveiled the park-wide shuttle system which will have 12 stops between the iconic Griffith Observatory and the Travel Town Museum. Other stops will include the L.A. Zoo and the Greek Theatre.

Griffith Park Launches Free Weekend Shuttle System
A map of the new Griffith Parkline, a free weekend shuttle system in Griffith Park. (L.A. Department of Parks and Recreation)

"Nearly every one of us could tell a story about trying to get to the Greek on time," Mayor Eric Garcetti said Tuesday.

The Griffith Parkline will have five buses running 15 minutes apart. It will run between noon and 10 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

It will also connect to Metro bus and Dash stops.

The first day of service will be Saturday, Dec. 7.

"Now this completely lessens, for me, that extra time, and then allows that extra time to be spent in the park," visitor Jean Flores told CBS2.

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