Route Redesign

Upcoming meetings

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.
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Calendar of Community Engagement

In October and November, 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. View a list of opportunities for community engagement.

Background

Over the past decade, our community has discussed, debated, and studied a permanent location for a primary bus transfer facility. The City conducted two site selection studies in 2014 and 2018, in addition to a TIGER grant application in 2016 that was not awarded.

In July 2020, the City and the University of Kansas signed a legal agreement to move forward with further study and development of a multimodal transfer facility on university property located at Bob Billings & Crestline Drive. This location takes into account community feedback from prior studies that sought a relatively central location and one that did not encroach on established neighborhoods.

In 2021, the City and KU will conduct a Route Redesign Study and move forward on the multimodal transfer facility design. Decisions about route redesign will inform design decisions for the transfer facility. Different route design concepts may result in different transfer facility needs, so the two projects will be closely coordinated.

The Route Redesign Study and facility design will be completed in 2021, with facility construction planned for 2022. The new facility will open in August 2022, coordinated with implementation of the route redesign.

Further information and reference materials can be found at the links below.

Route Redesign – KU Urban Planning – Fall 2020

Scope of Work
2020 Route Redesign Study 1 – Survey 1 Summary
2020 Route Redesign Study 1 – Survey 2 Summary
Route Redesign Study 1 – Final Report

Route Redesign – Consultant – Spring 2021

Route Redesign Study Community Engagement Plan
Route Redesign Study Community Engagement Plan Flyer
Have questions about how or when to engage with route redesign? Check out our engagement plan above!
Route Redesign Study 2 – Steering Committee 

Route Redesign Committee Meeting Agendas, Minutes and Recordings

Meeting agendas and materials will be sent to steering committee members and posted prior to meetings. Members of the public who wish to attend should sign up through the links below.

March 23, 2021 5:30-6:30 p.m.
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April 27, 2021 5:30-6:30 p.m.
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May 25, 2021 5:30-6:30 p.m.
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June 22, 2021 5:30-6:30 p.m.
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July 27, 2021 5:30-6:30 p.m.
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August 24, 2021 5:30-6:30 p.m.
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September 28, 2021 5:30-6:30 p.m.
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October 26, 2021 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Meeting registration

November 23, 2021 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Meeting registration

December 28, 2021 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Meeting registration

Route Redesign Public Meetings
June 2021

• University Affiliates Focus Group (also open to the public): June 21st, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Video of meeting
• Frontline Staff Focus Group #1
Video of meeting
• Frontline Staff Focus Group #2
Video of meeting
• General Public Meeting: June 23rd, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Video of meeting
• Draw Your Own Route Workshops: June 24th, 10:00am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 4:00pm – 6:00pm (Lawrence Public Library, Meeting Room C)
• Major Employers Focus Group (also open to the public): June 25th, 10:00am – 11:00am
Video of meeting
• Community Resources Focus Group (also open to the public): June 25th, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Video of meeting