Preserve Shuttle Stop Information
The City’s Palos Verdes Nature Preserve shuttle service is now available! Avoid the hassle of looking for street parking when visiting the Preserve by taking this free shuttle from City Hall.
Park in the City Hall parking lot at 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard, board the PV Transit shuttle and get off at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center, Abalone Cove, or the Portuguese Bend Reserve. Shuttle runs every 30 mins from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday and on holidays. Dogs welcome!
Please note that on Saturday, April 17, the shuttle will not start running until 12 p.m. due to the City's shredding event in the City Hall parking lot.
The shuttle will not run on Saturday, May 1 due to the household hazardous waste/e-waste collection event at City Hall.
This pilot program is offered by the City of Rancho Palos Verdes in partnership with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Transit Authority. The shuttle operates in full compliance with L.A. County COVID-19 safety protocols, with a current maximum of 12 passengers. If you have questions, please contact the Recreation and Parks Department at email@example.com or 310-544-5260.
If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in programs, services, activities and meetings, contact the City's ADA Coordinator/Risk Manager at 310-683-3157, firstname.lastname@example.org, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275, at least 48 hours in advance to request an auxiliary aid or accommodation.
Preserve Shuttle: Frequently Asked Questions
When does the Preserve Shuttle operate?
The Preserve Shuttle operates on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from 8 AM – 5:30 PM
How much does it cost to ride the Preserve Shuttle?
The Preserve Shuttle is free for all riders.
Where does the Preserve Shuttle stop?
The Preserve Shuttle stops at four locations:
Stop #1: Upper Point Vicente Park/Civic Center serving Alta Vicente Reserve (30940 Hawthorne Bl.)
Stop #2: Point Vicente Interpretive Center (PVIC) serving the PVIC grounds, Vicente Bluffs Reserve, and Pelican Cove (31501 Palos Verdes Dr. W)
Stop #3: Abalone Cove.) serving Abalone Cove Park, Reserve, and beach (Palos Verdes Dr. S & Sea Cove Dr
Stop #4: Lower Portuguese Bend Reserve serving Portuguese Bend Reserve and Forrestal Reserve (4545 Palos Verdes Dr. S)
How often does the Preserve Shuttle stop?
The Preserve Shuttle stops at each location approximately every 30 minutes. The time between stops and total length of route will vary depending on the number of riders, traffic, and any other unforeseen circumstances.
What time does the Preserve Shuttle make its last pick-up?
The Preserve Shuttle will begin its last route at approximately 5 PM. The shuttle will make its final stop at shuttle stop #4 at approximately 5:20 PM and return to shuttle stop # 1 at approximately 5:30 PM.
Is my dog allowed on the Preserve Shuttle?
Yes! Leashed dogs are permitted on the Preserve Shuttle and must always remain under the owner’s control. Shuttle capacity is limited, and the number of dogs allowed will be at the driver’s discretion.
Can I bring my bicycle on the Preserve Shuttle?
Yes. Shuttles are equipped with bicycle carriers. Bicycle capacity is limited and may vary.
Who can I contact with questions or concerns about the Preserve Shuttle and the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve?
City of Rancho Palos Verdes Recreation and Parks (M – F Only): 310-544-5260
Palos Verdes Peninsula Transit Authority: 310-544-7108
Point Vicente Interpretive Center: 310-544-5375
Abalone Cove Park: 310-544-5366