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Archive for Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Don’t worry about where to park: City bus system is offering free rides Thursday for annual Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale

July 17, 2012

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Even transportation is getting marked down Thursday for the annual Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale.

The Lawrence Transit System is waiving bus fares on all fixed routes for the sale — Routes 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10 and 11 all travel downtown. The T has regular service from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Besides a free ride, taking the bus means you don’t have to face traffic congestion or worry about parking, transit administrator Robert Nugent said in a prepared announcement.

“The Sidewalk Sale is a great time to try the T,” he said. “On a day that brings so many people downtown, riding the bus can be a real convenience.”

To see routes and schedules, visit lawrencetransit.org. For help planning a route, call 785-864-4644. Bus drivers can help with transfers and explain timing points.

The sale runs from sunup to sundown, with some downtown shops planning to open as early as 5 a.m.

To prepare a shopping plan, check out facebook.com/DowntownLawrence, where Downtown Lawrence Inc. has been posting sale updates and preceding deals from various stores. A Facebook page set up just for the sale, facebook.com/swsale, also has information.

Throughout the day Thursday, Journal-World staffers will be Tweeting and blogging from the sale. Tune in at ljworld.com.

Comments

JackMcKee 1 year, 9 months ago

And they will count the riders when they toot their own horn about increasing ridership on the M-T.

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christiangirl93 1 year, 9 months ago

I love the city bus! I use it almost every day. I've lived in small towns before even some larger than Lawrence and none of them had a bus system. I am very thankful for the Lawrence T and I simply love using it.

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1029 1 year, 9 months ago

People like to hate on the buses but then they go and do nice things like this for us and its hard to keep hating on them.

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