The Key West Duval Loop downtown circulator bus will debut at the end of May or early June.
The 16-stop free bus designed to eliminate cars and ease congestion in the heart of Key West’s entertainment district has enough drivers and is solely waiting for promotional materials, according to Sustainability Coordinator Alison Higgins. New details about the service were unveiled at Thursday’s Key West Lodging Association Luncheon during a presentation by Higgins, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator Chris Hamilton and Parking Director John Wilkins. The L-shaped route will mostly operate on Simonton and Whitehead streets from United to Caroline Street.
The loop also runs up Fleming and Caroline streets to allow for more parking options near stops. Although titled the Duval Loop, only two of the 16 stops will be located on Duval Street to ensure the 15-minute route can be timely and reliable for downtown workers using the service, according to Wilkins. “If we want that fast of service, we can’t go down Duval,” he said. The project is funded through last year’s $1 parking meter hike.
For more information go to Car-Free Key West