Green Transit - The Zion Shuttle
Cleaning the air, reducing noise, and decreasing the stress that comes from traffic jams and lack of parking were all major concerns in Zion. Then along came the idea of replacing 5,000 cars with 21 buses. And what a difference it has made - for air quality, wildlife, and you!
The shuttle system has contributed to improving wildlife habitat and increased visitor safety in the park. In addition, visitors’ use of the public system rather than their private vehicle prevents 24,201 lbs of CO2 emissions from being released into the atmosphere daily (that’s almost the equivalent weight of an entire shuttle bus)!
A visitor from Las Vegas comments “Being able to park your vehicle at your motel and not worry about traffic is a godsend.” Another remarked “the success of the system was reflected in the visitors we saw. Everyone looked stress-free from not having to fight for parking.”
Did You Know?
During the summer or fall, you may see a tarantula crossing a road or trail in Zion National Park. But don’t be frightened-- tarantulas are actually amazing arachnids--gentle, basically harmless creatures that have suffered a bum rap. More...