In 1976, Utah’s first free citywide bus system rolled out right here in Park City. Since then, Park City Transit has maintained an almost orchestral fluidity in serving a growing residential population, even amid booming tourism and huge demand spikes during events like Sundance and the Kimball Arts Festival.
This year, local transit planners got even more creative in the battle against congestion with the addition of the country’s first completely electric bike share and electric express bus service between Kimball Junction and Old Town. At this rate, who knows: soon, driving in Park City may be as gauche as skiing in jeans.
Car-Free in PC, By The Numbers
- 43 - Number of buses in the city’s free bus system (many with free Wi-Fi)
- 6 - Zero-emission electric buses in the Electric Xpress route between Kimball Junction and Old Town
- 7 - More electric buses planned for the greater fleet by December 2018
9 - Stations in bike-share program, launched in July 2017
88 - Electric-assist bikes in the Summit Bike Share, available May through November
8 - Number of trips per day, each way, made by the Route 902 Park City/Salt Lake City Connect bus
$3 to $4 - The after-5 p.m., hourly rate to park in Old Town
2,000,000 - Number of passengers the Park City/Summit County transit system was on track to move in 2017 when this magazine went to press in November