Attention Pelican Hopper Passengers – Track Your Shuttle with the Sun Trolley Tracker App

How it Works

Passengers who want to catch a lift on Lauderdale-By-The-Sea’s free Pelican Hopper community shuttle service can now use their smart phone to check when the next shuttle will arrive at their location thanks to the Sun Trolley’s award-winning Tracker App.

PelicanHopperShuttleIn partnership with the Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, the Sun Trolley’s Tracker App will now track the real-time location of the Pelican Hopper along with the trolleys on all seven of the Sun Trolley’s routes and the Riverwalk Water Trolley. The Sun Trolley Tracker App is available on smart phones, for Apple and Android devices, desktop computers and laptops.

Improving Passenger Connections

Robyn Chiarelli, Executive Director of the Downtown Fort Lauderdale TMA, which manages the Sun Trolley, said the expansion of the app to include the Pelican Hopper will improve connections for both Sun Trolley customers and those who use the Lauderdale-By-The-Sea service.

“The Pelican Hopper and Sun Trolley’s Galt Link intersect at the Galt Ocean Mile Reading Center and the Fort Lauderdale Beach Community Center and the two routes share a similar customer base,” said Chiarelli. “We’ve received customer requests for better connections between the two routes, and adding the Pelican Hopper to the Tracker App is a good first step in improving that connection.”

Download Now

The Tracker App can be downloaded free from the App or Google Play stores or by visiting www.suntrolley.com/sun-trolley-tracker.

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Attention All Android Users – Download the Updated Version of the Sun trolley Tracker App!

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An update for the Sun Trolley’s award-winning Sun Trolley Tracker application is now available for all Android users in the Google Play Store. The Sun Trolley Tracker app is a real time desktop and smart phone application that allows you to track the trolleys in real time. You just select the route you are interested in and you will see where the trolley is along the route. This updated version will improve the user experience.

Download your updated version today!

Family Fun Ride & Moonlight Movie in the Park

2248 Family Fun Bike Ride Flyer_Feb 2015_Final_800pxIt’s Florida Bike Month and the City of Fort Lauderdale invites you to celebrate at the free Family Fun Ride and Moonlight Movie in the Park event on Saturday, March 21st from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Event highlights and details:

  • A leisurely 5-mile bike ride from Holiday Park through the Victoria Park neighborhood led by Fort Lauderdale police officers. (Helmets and bicycle lights required.)
  • Disney*Pixar’s family-friendly movie “UP” on the outdoor big screen with free popcorn and shaved ice
  • Free bicycle registration and helmet fittings
  • Kids Bike Rodeo and bicycle safety activities
  • Recycled bike and new helmet giveaway
  • Rental bikes are available at the B-cycle kiosk near Sunrise Boulevard Holiday Park entrance (1384 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304)
  • Parks & Recreation will have a limited number of kids bikes available on a first-come, first served basis)

Bicycle Collection for Kids in Need
Recyclable Bicycle Exchange will be collecting used, unwanted bicycles at the event. Volunteers will fix up the bikes and donate them to local kids in need.

Facebook Event Page
Check out the Fun Ride Facebook event page and while you’re there.

Event Sponsors
The City of Fort Lauderdale thanks the following sponsors:  Victoria Park and Lake Ridge Neighborhood Associations, Broward B-cycle, University of Miami School of Medicine, WalkSafe and BikeSafe programs, FDOT, South Florida Commuter Services, Speak Up Broward (Broward MPO), Urban Health Solutions and Urban Health Partnerships, and Recyclable Bicycle Exchange.

For more information, call (954) 828-3798 or email kmendrala@fortlauderdale.gov.

The City of Fort Lauderdale Receives an Award for Excellence

We already knew the City of Fort Lauderdale was excellent, but now it is official.

5f74ad1e-2e16-4eb4-a4fd-f5bf4471ede3The City of Fort Lauderdale was named the winner of the Southeast Florida Smart Growth Partnership’s (SGP) Overall Excellence Award for “Connecting the Blocks (CTB),” an initiative aimed at creating a more walkable, bikeable, fully connected, sustainable city. The Overall Excellence Award is the highest award presented by the SGP and recognizes outstanding, comprehensive, integrated, and impactful smart growth approaches across multiple levels, including neighborhoods, corridors, city, county, and regional levels. Fort Lauderdale accepted the award during the recent 2014 Smart Growth Excellence Awards event that took place at the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum.

“The City is truly honored to be recognized for our leadership, vision, and commitment to innovative mobility solutions,” said Fort Lauderdale Mayor John P. “Jack” Seiler. “The award validates our strategic comprehensive approach to fulfilling the priorities encompassed in our Citywide Vision and Strategic Plans to enhance connectivity, promote pedestrian safety, encourage alternative modes of transportation, and make our streets safer and more accessible for everyone. I commend our Transportation and Mobility Department for their outstanding efforts in moving our City forward.”

Connecting the Blocks is a long-term, multimodal plan that is supplemented through grants and partnerships with local, state, and federal organizations. The City is implementing this program through a variety of initiatives. The five-year Downtown Walkability Community Investment Project dedicates $500,000 per year to Wayfinding, pedestrian plazas, and complete streets projects that support numerous transportation initiatives, including the upcoming Wave Streetcar. In addition, more than $500,000 in pedestrian and bicycle improvements will be implemented through private development projects.

Projects completed to date as part of the CTB program include painting three intersections on E. Las Olas Boulevard, installing several streetscape improvement projects, and adding more than 80 bike racks and several bike lanes throughout the City.

For more information about the 2014 Smart Growth Excellence Awards or the Smart Growth Partnership, please visit www.smartgrowthpartnership.org.

The Sun Trolley is proud to offer services in an excellent City!