Bus Transfer Location Analysis
The City of Lawrence Transit has recently begun an analysis that will evaluate potential locations where users of both the City of Lawrence and University of Kansas transit systems can make transfers.
Having a bus transfer location in Lawrence will allow riders to make easy connections between routes. Having convenient connections between routes makes the entire system more accessible; more users will be able to get to more destinations in a shorter amount of time.
This analysis will begin with a community discussion about which components of a transfer location are of the most importance to residents in Lawrence. This engagement will include both a public meeting and an online survey via Lawrence Listens. The first pubic meeting took place August 3rd at the Carnegie Library. You can watch a video that was shown during the public meeting.
The feedback given during this phase will then be analyzed and the common themes will be considered for inclusion as evaluation criteria for selecting the sites. To finalize the criteria, a Lawrence Listens survey will ask users to rank possible selection criteria.
Finally, potential sites will be evaluated and presented to the public both in a public meeting format and via Lawrence Listens. This will take place in mid-late November. Participants will be asked to rate locations based on the selected criteria.
The analysis will conclude by the end of 2017 with a recommended location.
Timeline and Important Dates
First Public Meeting
2 One-Hour Community Conversation Sessions
August 3rd, 2017
200 W. 9th Street
4-5 p.m. and 6-7 p.m.
Bus Route Access: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11 and 15.
1st Lawrence Listens Survey
Theme: Tying Community Values to Components of the Bus Transfer Location
Will be available to the public from Aug 3-17
2nd Lawrence Listens Survey
Theme: Verifying Values & Determining Site Selection Criteria
Will be available to the public October 2-16
Second Public Meeting
Location and Time – TBD
Planned for the week of November 13th
3rd Lawrence Listens Survey
Theme: Analyzing Sites Using Publicly Driven Criteria
Will be available November 13th through the end of November.