The New Carlsbad Good Ride Program
Visit Carlsbad is our community’s destination marketing organization for promoting Carlsbad as a top tier leisure and group/business destination. Visit Carlsbad has recently launched a new visitor ridership program called CARLSBAD GOOD RIDE.
The focus of this program is on providing FREE rides for visitors from their hotels to key destinations in Carlsbad such as Carlsbad Village, shopping, dining, and more. The Carlsbad Good Ride Program is provided by Ride Circuit which is a shuttle service providing eco-friendly rides by electric cars.
Ride Circuit currently operates in 30+ markets in 7 states plus Washington, DC. (see locations here). San Diego offers the same service as does neighboring Oceanside just north of Carlsbad.
Rides are arranged via the Circuit App (easy download for your Smartphones), but Carlsbad visitors can also make arrangements through the front desk or concierge at their hotels.
Using the App you select a pick-up and drop-off location. Be aware that ridership may be shared, and wheelchair-accessible vehicles may be requested. In some areas there may be a small fee, but the goal for Circuit is to find subsidies through cities, transportation partners, and advertisers.
Check out the FAQs for lots more information about how the program works and how to use it.
The Carlsbad Good Ride Program operates 9/1 through 3/31 Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am until 8 pm. From 4/1 through 8/31 the program operates every day from 10 am until 10 pm. Hours may be varied depending on consumer demand.
This is a pretty cool program to benefit our Carlsbad visitors. My guess is that it will be very popular and get quite busy, especially during the summer and over the holidays when lots of visitors are in town.