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Statement of purpose. The Venice Beach Shuttle mission is to move sightseers and occupants through Venice Beach by lessening activity clog and along these lines streamlining open doors for business by access and accommodation for all. . The Venice Beach Shuttle Team. The managers of this administration will be an agreeable group of key Los Angeles City Departments and Neighborhood Volunteers: The Grass Roots Ve
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Venice Beach Shuttle Business Plan Prepared by Bonnie Cheeseman, GRVNC Ad Hoc Parking Committee Chair

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Mission Statement The Venice Beach Shuttle mission is to move voyagers and occupants through Venice Beach by decreasing activity clog and along these lines streamlining open doors for trade by access and comfort for all.

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The Venice Beach Shuttle Team The supervisors of this administration will be a helpful group of key Los Angeles City Departments and Neighborhood Volunteers: The Grass Roots Venice Neighborhood Council, Ad Hoc Parking Committee The Los Angeles City Council District 11 Field Deputy and office. The City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (DOT) Regional Transit Division

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VB Shuttle Business Plan Summary Needs Assessment: Venice Beach Traffic Mobility: Past, Present, & Future: The activity clog in Venice is expected essentially to the absence of sufficient open transportation, years of dismissed movement getting ready for Venice Beach as a high thickness private group with a steadily expanding prominence as a global vacationer goal. Venice Beach has turned into the Number 2 traveler goal in Southern California, just 2 nd in prevalence to Disneyland. (Some overviews show Venice as Number 1.) A normal summer weekend yields around 350,000 guests to Venice Beach. Inhabitants and Tourists right now go after an amazingly set number of road parking spots to keep away from expensive shoreline stopping charges extending from $6.50 amid off pinnacle hours to $20.00-$25.00 dollars amid pinnacle hours and occasions. A Venice Beach Shuttle administration will enormously diminish the movement clog in Venice, by moving vacationers from peripheral parking garages, especially the Santa Monica State Beach Parking Lot that has roughly 3,700 parking spots, is under used and is situated at the north end of Ocean Front Walk.

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Opportunities for Venice Beach: Shuttle Creates a Win-Win Situation for All Creating Opportunities to Meet Transit Needs: Benefits to Tourists: The Venice Beach Shuttle will be a financially savvy route for voyagers to move from one end of the shoreline to the next, over a 2 ½ mile spread between the north and south shoreline regions. Trade: Venice Beach Businesses advantage from the versatility of travelers all through Venice, including the Abbot Kinney Blvd. Business District. Occupants: Locals advantage by having the capacity to disparage nearby organizations and eateries without getting into their autos. Environment: Less movement blockage implies more advantageous air quality.

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The Venice Beach Shuttle Service Concept The key system for the Venice Beach Shuttle is to make a miniaturized scale oversaw travel benefit that bodes well for the group of which it serves.

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Existing Transportation System in Venice Currently, the MTA and Santa Monica Big Blue Bus gone through Venice, yet on courses that are backhanded, rare, not running at weekend crest need hours, don\'t interface with shoreline parking garages and are not easy to use. The present DASH Shuttle keeps running from a far off parking garage in Marina Del Rey off the 90 turnpike to Windward Ave in Venice, yet is detached to significant parking garages and run of the mill traveler courses and travel needs. The proposed Venice Beach Shuttle will use a vital course in Venice that will expand traveler and occupant portability all through the Venice people group.

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The Venice Beach Shuttle Goals & Objectives The Shuttle Five-Year Goals: The essential target is to diminish movement blockage by getting travelers to and from the Santa Monica State Beach part, reassuring inhabitants to stay out of their autos by utilizing the van for short-run travel, to build trade along the Abbot Kinney business hall and along the whole Shuttle course. The second target is to have the Shuttle monetarily maintain itself by corporate sponsorship and promoting.

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Proposed VB Shuttle Route Shuttle Route, Thumbnail Mileage Count and Trip Time Estimate: Barnard Way: Santa Monica State Beach Parking Lot Adjacent to Navy St.; to Venice Beach Speedway or Pacific to Windward; to Speedway or Pacific to Washington; to Washington and Abbot Kinney Blvd; to Abbot Kinney Blvd. what\'s more, Venice Blvd.; to Abbot Kinney Blvd. also, Main St.; then come back to Barnard Way or Navy St. Roughly 4.3 Miles Trip Time: 15 minutes off pinnacle

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VB Shuttle Resource Requirements Operating Needs: - A Shuttle Bus that is easy to understand, much like the Trolley Car Busses utilized as a part of downtown LA. - Bus Drivers gave by DOT - Signage in and close transport stops - On-going advancement Financial Requirements Funding from outside sources, business backers, promoters and that\'s only the tip of the iceberg.

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Perfect-World-Scenario: Using one transport: Fridays: 12n to 10pm, Saturdays: 12n to 10pm and Sundays:12n to 7pm. All out: 27 hours at $55. every hour = $1485. every weekend per transport. Starting on Memorial Day Weekend running 14 continuous weekends through Labor Day in September = $20,790., summer, 2004. Test case Program, Cost Saving Scenario: Using one transport: Saturdays: 12n to 8pm and Sundays: 12n to 7pm (representing longer sunlight hours amid the late spring.) Total: 15 hours at $55. every hour working expense = $825. every weekend per transport. Starting on Memorial Day Weekend running 14 back to back weekends through Labor Day in September = $11,055., summer, 2004. Transport Financial Plan Cost Estimates:

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Funding Sources otherwise known as "YOUR NAME HERE!" What Company Wouldn\'t Want Their Name to Be Displayed All Over the Most Popular Tourist Destination in California? Primary Funding from Key Advertisers and Sponsorships Abbot Kinney Businesses and Restaurants Washington Blvd. Organizations and Restaurants Ocean Front Walk (Boardwalk) Businesses and Restaurants Corporate Sponsors, for example, Nike, Addidas, Gatorade, Coppertone, Hotels; Restaurants; Athletic Organizations, Gyms, Watersport Companies, Bathing Suit and Sports Clothes Manufacturers; Magazines; Movie and Event Companies.

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Where Are We At Now? Key Issues: Now DOT will supply the transport and driver at the expense of $55. every hour Increased Public Awareness We Need Funding We are right now requesting subsidizing sources Long term Ridership! On-going Corporate Sponsorship. Joining forces Sponsorship with DOT.

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Risks? Potentially. Be that as it may, Oh, The Rewards Are Sweet! Dangers Possible absence of ridership because of inadequately illustrated courses; firmness of project; occasional calendar; poor signage; absence of attention; absence of sufficient subsidizing Addressing dangers Several projects should be tended to at the same time: Publicity and Promotion; Signage and Funding Route achievement should be explored bi-week by week and by rider study Funding should be set up before the second season Rewards When the Shuttle is fruitful, it will be a win-win circumstance for all; diminished movement blockage; expanded visitor and occupant versatility; expanded advantage to trade; less contamination; and stopping relief to assuage Coastal Commission prerequisites.

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