Remember the Mini-Monarch? When the slow, limited JPA bus system could not serve PG, the town made it’s own. It was well routed and covered most of the busy parts of town.
I would use a transit system like that, cheap reliable and nearby. Run up and down Forest Avenue. You’d be within a mile of nearly all businesses and schools. Merchants could give tokens or coupons on the back of receipts. Keep people in town, keep the SUV parked, get out and meet the neighbors.