Downtown Kirkwood CONNECTOR e-Cab Pilot Program

Through December 30, the Downtown Kirkwood Special Business District (SBD) organization will be offering free transportation within the downtown Kirkwood area during periods when there is high demand for public parking. On Thursdays and Fridays from 5-9 p.m. and on Saturdays from 1-9 p.m., free Electric Cab service by Electric Cab North America will be offered at no charge to Downtown Kirkwood visitors. Downtown Kirkwood CONNECTOR drivers will not expect payment or tips.

Downtown Kirkwood CONNECTOR services may be accessed by signaling the driver or by phoning a ride request to (314) 252-8889 or through the Electric Cab (of Austin) APP. Downtown Kirkwood Advisory Commission Chairperson and owner of Fun in the Sun, Nancy McGee said, “The Downtown Kirkwood Advisory Commission is very excited to offer the free service to our businesses and their patrons. We are hoping the CONNECTOR helps people circulate and explore downtown Kirkwood and we are looking forward to evaluating the results of this pilot program.”

“We are also hopeful that we can help visitors find their way to underutilized parking and that they will access the CONNECTOR service to move around downtown Kirkwood. During the time frame that the Connector service operates there are usually open public parking spaces at Kirkwood City Hall, at the Station Plaza garages and customer parking in the northern end of the district. So, we are setting up CONNECTOR pick up and drop off stops in those locations” added Donna Poe, Executive Director of Downtown Kirkwood SBD. “Down the road, additional stops could be added,” Poe said.

Two of the best places to park and request a ride from the CONNECTOR are the parking lot at Kirkwood City Hall (139 S. Kirkwood Rd.) and across the street in the public parking garages at Station Plaza.

The Downtown Kirkwood CONNECTOR program is organized and funded by Downtown Kirkwood Special Business District. Since 1975, the Downtown Kirkwood organization has served businesses and property owners in downtown Kirkwood through marketing, public area enhancements and administration of Kirkwood Farmers’ Market.