Be (Car) Free with the FreeB!

14 Feb

This article in the Princeton Packet reminded us of a very cool, and often overlooked, free shuttle service in Princeton — the Daytime FreeB.

The Princeton Daytime FreeB is a free — that’s right, free! — shuttle bus service that goes around the two Princetons. The bus makes a loop through the Princetons on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Pickup locations include Elm Court, Harriet Bryan House, Suzanne Patterson Building, Spruce Circle and Borough Hall, various spots along Nassau Street, the Public Library, Community Park Pool, and the Princeton Shopping Center. Anyone can ride the handicapped-accessible bus for free.

Note: The Daytime FreeB is not to be confused with the Commuter FreeB, which is designed to serve people trying to get to and from the Dinky train station Monday through Friday from 5:30 AM to 9:30 AM and 5:30 PM to 9 PM.

We’re happy to hear that the shuttle bus service has been gaining ridership recently. According to the Packet article, an average of 30 people use the shuttle service on each day it is run; some days, the bus attracts over 40 riders. Saturday is the most popular day. And this success is happening even though the shuttle has not been promoted or marketed in any way. We’re hoping that by getting the word out, more people in the community will become aware that the service is available. If you’re hopping around town, be sure to leave the car at home (or on the edge of town) and be car-free with the FreeB!

For information, maps, and schedules for the Daytime FreeB, visit the Princeton Senior Resource Center website. For information, maps, and schedules for the Commuter FreeB, visit the Princeton Borough website.

Want to learn more about ways to get around without your car in our region? Check out GMTMA’s website.

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