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Service will continue on first three Saturdays in April

The City of St. Augustine’s free Park & Ride Shuttle met with growing success over the past two weekends and is expected to continue filling a need when it returns starting Saturday April 1. The service is being offered on Saturdays that coincide with large spring events at Francis Field and Easter holiday related events.

Scheduled to operate during what are traditionally the busiest weekends in March and April, the shuttle ran during the St. Augustine Lions Club Seafood Festival and last weekend’s St. Augustine Celtic Music and Heritage Festival. It will start-up again to coincide with the Rhythm & Ribs event.

The Park & Ride Shuttle will operate on Saturdays, April 1, 8 and 15, from 11:00am until 11:00pm.


Free parking will be available at the St. Johns County Health and Human Services Building at 200 San Sebastian Way and at the San Marco Lot at 301 San Marco Ave. The shuttles will operate approximately every 20 minutes from the two parking lots to the St. Augustine and St. Johns County Visitor Information Center, 10 S. Castillo Dr., adjacent to Francis Field.

The service was well received its first weekend in spite of a slow start because of the late arrival of the shuttle buses, and last weekend the number of passengers increased. All total the shuttle served 2,282 passengers over the two Saturdays. Using the generally accepted industry calculation of three-people per vehicle, an estimated 761 cars were kept out of the downtown area during these peak-season Saturdays.

For more information about the city's work to address mobility issues, email, call 904.209.4211 or visit

Spring festival season is underway

Continuing over the next several weekends, events likely to increase traffic congestion or necessitate road closures and detours in the city's downtown area include:
Rhythm & Ribs, March 31-April 2
Location: Francis Field, W. Castillo Dr.
Expect heavy traffic in the vicinity of Francis Field including Ponce de Leon Blvd. (U.S. 1) and San Marco Ave.  Free satellite parking and shuttle service available on Saturday.
More information:
Festival of the Chariot, April 8
Location: Plaza de la Constitucíón and several downtown streets.
Expect traffic interruptions along parade route (Cathedral Pl., Cordova St., Orange St., Avenida Menendez) from 10:30am until 12:00pm.
More information:
Old Town Art & Craft Show, April 8-9
Location: Francis Field, W. Castillo Dr.
Expect some traffic congestion in the vicinity of Francis Field including Ponce de Leon Blvd. (U.S. 1) and San Marco Ave. during the event's hours.
More information:
St. Augustine Easter Parade, April 16
Location: San Marco Ave., Avenida Menendez, Cathedral Pl. Cordova St.
Road closures and detours are in effect from before the parade's 3:00pm start until its conclusion at approximately 5:00pm.
More information: