*Downtown Get-Around Runs from Late Spring to Early Fall*
Known as the “Downtown Get-Around,” the eight-person club car services the area of the historic Gainesville square. The free service will be available most afternoons and evenings, Wednesday through Saturday, making it more convenient for visitors to access downtown restaurants and retailers, plus City events.
Downtown Get-Around drivers will continuously loop the square and downtown area in search of passengers, who may hail the Get-Around or wait to be picked up at the Main Street Parking Deck, Hall County Parking Facility or marked 5-minute loading areas, for example.
The service, exclusive to downtown, was the City’s effort in 2021 to help restaurants and retailers on the square maintain their customer base while economic development projects unfold nearby. Now, the Downtown Get-Around has become an added bonus to community life on the Square, from late Spring to Fall.
New: The Downtown Get around has a phone number! Call 678-997-6885 to request a pick up, and to check the latest hours of the shuttle service. Schedules change around events, weather, and driver availability.
Previously under construction were Gainesville Renaissance, a mixed-use development featuring planned retail and office spaces, plus lofts, on the fourth side of the square; the Gainesville North Parking Deck, located at 100 Brenau Ave.; the Gainesville Downtown Streetscape Improvements Project, currently on Bradford Street; and The National, a new hotel planned on the site of the former First National Bank building.
Downtown Get-Around is a free service for all riders, but tips are appreciated!
Main Street Parking Deck is located at 301 Main St. across from the Carroll Daniel Construction building and the Hall County Parking Facility, 225 Green St. SE next to the Gainesville Administration Building. Should the Get-Around be unavailable at the time of your visit, both decks are within walking distance to the square.
- Keep hands and feet inside the vehicle at all times.
- Remain seated at all times.
- Wait until the vehicle comes to a complete stop before exiting. Exit on the sidewalk side of the vehicle.
- Tips not expected, but welcome!
- Max of 8 people, (2 per seat).
- No open containers.
The Downtown Get-Around will only service the historic downtown square. The cart will not cross or use Jesse Jewell Parkway, E. E. Butler Parkway, West Academy Street or Academy Street.
There is no fixed route. Downtown Get-Around drivers will continuously loop the square and downtown area in search of passengers, who may hail the Get-Around or wait to be picked up at the Main Street Parking Deck, Hall County Parking Facility or marked 5-minute loading areas, for example.