Scarborough shuttle bus to help beach parking woes

Fabrizio Ginnelli and Gerardo Micco from Antica Gelateria Italiano with Ronyt Manna and Sam Hughes from Split Bean as well as Scarborough Beach Association chairman Wayne Bowen. The Scarborough Sunset Markets will launch on November 1. Picture: Martin Kennealey.
Fabrizio Ginnelli and Gerardo Micco from Antica Gelateria Italiano with Ronyt Manna and Sam Hughes from Split Bean as well as Scarborough Beach Association chairman Wayne Bowen. The Scarborough Sunset Markets will launch on November 1. Picture: Martin Kennealey.

A SHUTTLE bus service is being trialled to address parking and transport issues at Scarborough Beach.

People can catch a free bus between Trigg and the popular Scarborough Sunset Markets on Thursday nights.

Marketgoers are encouraged to try the service this week, which runs every 20 minutes from 5pm to 9.30pm.

The shuttle bus is an initiative by City of Stirling and CDS Bus Charters and follows complaints by locals and visitors to the foreshore about lack of parking and inadequate public transport options.

Stirling Mayor Mark Irwin said the markets had become an iconic beachside event.

“The idea of this trial is to offer the community and patrons an alternative transport option so they have even more choice when they head to the markets on a Thursday night,” he said.

The bus will pick up passengers from the Trigg Beach carpark, next to Surfing WA, and drop them off outside Scarborough Beach pool.

For more information, call the City on 9205 8555.