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Would you use the Lawrence public bus service if its hours were expanded into the evening?

Response Percent Votes
No
 
60% 421
Yes
 
33% 237
Not sure
 
5% 40
Total 698

Comments

Carol Bowen 2 years, 5 months ago

Extended hours would allow me to do things I cannot do now. It will also give my teenager more options.

Carol Bowen 2 years, 5 months ago

Accommodating Independent vehicles with road maintenance and epansion, traffic controls including synchroniztion, police monitoring, court system. I'd say we are at least even.

Cant_have_it_both_ways 2 years, 5 months ago

Maybe Cheeseburger chooses not to be a moocher!

John Kyle 2 years, 5 months ago

Yes, and my expense too. It's money well spent. Calling a bus service socialism is just plain stupid.

Carol Bowen 2 years, 5 months ago

In small cities, you usually find looped routes to cover as much of the city as possible. The west side is problematic, because there are very few through streets.

Larger cities have straight runs on major streets. Passengers still have to walk to a bus stop and plan their routes with transfers or walking.

Buses are rather liberating, once you get used to them. No parking problems. Walking is healthy exercise. Safer than driving.

Cant_have_it_both_ways 2 years, 5 months ago

Sex is better if you have someone else with you also...so what is your point? This empT is a bottomless money pit that serves less than 1% of the population at what $5 million a year? To support this is just stupid.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 2 years, 5 months ago

If a majority said yes, and actually did ride it, they'd need to add more buses.

Carol Bowen 2 years, 5 months ago

Bus passengers are almost extinct. The option has to be there to bring them out. In our neighborhood, there a lot of people waiting for the bus at various times. The number of passengers has gradually increased.

Cindy Yulich 2 years, 5 months ago

Might be more efficient for the city to contract with local can companies for this service using vouchers, etc. Might be less expensive than the $250,000 budget expense proposed and it would help local business owners.

mr_right_wing 2 years, 5 months ago

Wow...I had no idea the city had some extra money laying around to do this!

Public transit (anywhere) very seldom even 'breaks even' $$ wise.

Would these people still be interested in riding if the expansion in hours was accompanied by a FARE INCREASE?? Hmmmm??

RoeDapple 2 years, 5 months ago

"Wow...I had no idea the city had some extra money laying around to do this!"

Yup. It's called "yours".

Carol Bowen 2 years, 5 months ago

I think $150,000 is from fedgov for mass transportation.

kuguardgrl13 2 years, 5 months ago

If some of the extended hours were on the KU on Wheels buses, I might consider using it. However, being a student they don't get my fare money. I do believe something comes out of tuition though.

lawrencelifer 2 years, 5 months ago

I have NO idea regarding costs, but I'd be more inclined to support bike paths being built to hit all of the major roads in Lawrence, making it possible for people to ride safely to all destinations in town. This might include adding paths east of Iowa street on 23rd, 9th street, 6th Street, 19th Street, Iowa Street, Naismith Dr. to KU, and Main Street down to the hospital area. A route might also be run along N. 2nd Street, as well. This sounds costly, but then public transportation could be curtailed to support only senior citizens, and those with disabilities.

May sound like too much, but I might actually USE the bike paths . . . . and lots of others would benefit by being able to get to all destinations in town according to their own schedule, instead of walking to bus stops, only to wait long periods of time.

Just my two cents . . .

JackMcKee 2 years, 5 months ago

I see every single person that road the bus last year voted.

scaramouchepart2 2 years, 5 months ago

A journal world survey is already biased based on the fact only those who do not work or have access to a computer during day working hours vote or care and even of those, unless they can state a confidence interval, should acknowledge that there could not be the least chance that this survey has any basis in reality. So for those of you who are so against helping your fellow man should know better than to assume that these JW surveys have any credance. Except for those who have personally taken a survey of every person who road the bus.

Carol Bowen 2 years, 5 months ago

"Would you use the Lawrence public bus service if its hours were expanded into the evening?"

It looks like the population that needs to be surveyed would be everyone in Lawrence, not just bus passengers. Newspaper polls always have a bias or two anyway. The population sampled is everyone who wants to read the same newspaper you do. In Lawrence, that's a very small fraction of he population.

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