Today we rode Route 12, the last of the 14 metro area fixed routes. We made it through them all! At first this route seemed very efficient. We knew that Westdale was a major destination, and the route swiftly cruised down Wilson, approaching this area. But then instead of going right to Westdale, we turned and passed Van Buren School, continuing through residential areas before passing between Target and Walmart. Technically we passed the back side of Westdale Mall next, but we looped way out to West Post Rd. before stopping at the actual mall stop. Of course there are many other destinations along Route 12 that would get frequent use, but since we were focused on Westdale, this route felt like a long trip before we got there.
Brewed Awakenings was our lunch destination this time. They had some delicious sandwiches and a relaxing atmosphere!
We have now completed Bus Parties for all 14 of the metro area fixed routes, but we’re not done yet! Although the Bus Parties will be taking a break, we will kick them back up once the current routes start getting updated. And speaking of… please attend the next Cedar Rapids City Council meeting on July 27th to show support for the changes proposed through the Fixed Route Study conducted last fall. Brady has written a nice summary and you can read our reports for Open House One, Two, and Three. If you can’t attend, please send your comments to Office of the City Clerk, 3851 River Ridge Drive NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402 before Tuesday.
Thank you for all of the support so far!