Instead of weaving around construction in the Gainesville square, the city is now offering a free golf cart shuttle service known as “Downtown Get-Around.”
“They can wave us down, and we’ll (the shuttle) pull over as it’s safe to do so,” Nicole Ricketts, Main Street manager, said. “We want to make it as easy as possible to come downtown.”
From 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday — rain or shine — people can use the eight-person cart to take them to restaurants, retailers and city events in the area.
The shuttle’s range encompases the square, downtown’s two parking decks and the corner of Brenau Ave. and Green Street.
Those who don’t want to wave down the cart, which continuously loops around downtown, can wait to be picked up at the Main Street Parking Deck, Hall County Parking Facility or marked 5-minute loading areas.
Ricketts said the city plans to offer this service for the next few months as economic development plans unfold. The current construction projects include the Gainesville Renaissance, a mixed-use development with lofts and space for offices and retailers; streetscaping happening along Bradford; and The National, a hotel to be erected at the site of the former First National Bank building.
For more information about “Downtown Get-Around,” visit downtowngainesville.com.