Two scenarios for bus route redesign presented for public input

October 19, 2021

Months of work have culminated in two scenarios for redesigning the bus system in Lawrence. The coordinated city and university bus systems have been working with consultants and a steering committee representing many facets of the Lawrence community.

The two scenarios for route redesign have been presented in a survey for the public to view and provide feedback. View the options and take the survey now at https://lawrenceks.org/listens/surveys/. Survey images could not be optimized for mobile devices. If you are not able to access a computer, please join us at one of our in-person events.

Two virtual meetings have been scheduled during which the transit planners from Foursquare ITP will walk through the two draft route redesign scenarios and discuss community thoughts, concerns, and questions.

Route Redesign Public Meeting #1 – Draft Scenarios
Monday, November 1
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Zoom registration link

Route Redesign Public Meeting #2 – Draft Scenarios
Friday, November 5
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Zoom registration link

Public feedback will be gathered over the next month, and the survey will close on November 19. In addition to the survey, there will be opportunities for public meetings and conversations with transit staff and consultants at locations such as the Lawrence Public Library, Lawrence Farmer’s Market, Sports Pavilion Lawrence, and virtual open houses. Transit staff will continue to work with community partners and neighborhood representatives to schedule additional community engagement opportunities.

Announcements about upcoming opportunities for public engagement will be posted on social media, as well as the Route Redesign page of the Lawrence Transit website: https://lawrencetransit.org/route-redesign/.

Public input received about the two proposed scenarios will inform a final recommended scenario. This will be shared with the public before the end of the year. Route changes will be implemented in August 2022.

The redesign of transit routes in Lawrence is happening concurrently with the planning and construction of a new multimodal transfer facility on the southeast corner of Bob Billings and Crestline, as well as an improved transfer location serving Downtown Lawrence. Learn more about these projects at https://lawrencetransit.org/transfer-facility/.

For more information, visit lawrencetransit.org or call (785) 864-4644. You can also find us on Facebook: @lawrencetransit and on Twitter: @TransitKU.