Park Service offering shuttle service

ParkLINK Shuttl

ParkLINK Shuttl

The National Park Service is

providing a new shuttle program called ParkLINK that will

take riders to the beach and

other stops in the Santa Monica

Mountains National Recreation

Area, including Malibu

Creek State Park.

The charge is $1 for

each ride or $5 for a day


Officials say riders will

enjoy spectacular vistas

while riding in comfort.

They also can take advantage of the shuttle service

to go to the beach without

searching for parking

spaces, and can hike or

bike one way on the Backbone

Trail and be shuttled back to their


“These shuttles are first class

with seat belts, air conditioning—

it’s really a state-of-the-art public transportation system,” said

Robert Yalda, Calabasas Transportation/Intergovernmental Relations Director.

ParkLINK will stop at Backbone Trail, Corral Canyon,

Malibu Creek, Malibu Lagoon,

Malibu Village (Cross Creek),

Paramount Ranch, Peter Strauss

Ranch, Solstice Canyon, Tapia

Park, Zuma and Westward Beach.

The shuttle also has a stop at

ttle service Zuma Beach in Malibu where resi

dents can transfer to the Calabasas

and Agoura hills beach buses.

“We envision a system that

will maximize the recreation and

enjoyment and at the same time

reduce traffic congestion,”

said Woddy Smeck, Santa

Monica Mountains Na

tional Recreation Area su


The buses will operate

from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

through October.

For more information

about Parklink, a map of the

shuttle route and the schedule, go to


The recreation area is the

world’s largest urban natural park

with approximately 153,000 acres

of mountains, canyons, meadows


—Michael Picarella