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    Revised Campustown transit hub: no Cy-Ride

    The "revised" plans for the transit hub on the west side of Campustown will not house Cy-Ride, nor have any Cy-Ride stops, nor any retail space...


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    Re: Revised Campustown transit hub: no Cy-Ride

    So a parking ramp?



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    Re: Revised Campustown transit hub: no Cy-Ride

    Quote Originally Posted by Chipper View Post
    So a parking ramp?
    ding ding ding! We have a winner!


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    Re: Revised Campustown transit hub: no Cy-Ride

    What's the point? Why would the city put all that money into creating a hub for Jefferson and Burlington Lines? It doesn't make sense. If this is the case, why have it in campustown? Why not just put it in a less congested area that would have cheaper land? No one is going to walk to the transit hub to get onto an out of town bus.



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    Re: Revised Campustown transit hub: no Cy-Ride

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    What's the point? Why would the city put all that money into creating a hub for Jefferson and Burlington Lines? It doesn't make sense. If this is the case, why have it in campustown? Why not just put it in a less congested area that would have cheaper land? No one is going to walk to the transit hub to get onto an out of town bus.
    But this does provide parking for the new rec they're building attached to state gym.


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    Re: Revised Campustown transit hub: no Cy-Ride

    So how many million dollars for a few more parking spots?


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    Re: Revised Campustown transit hub: no Cy-Ride

    Way to go Ames. I'm ashamed that there is a planning program in that town. And a transportation reserch center...


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    Re: Revised Campustown transit hub: no Cy-Ride

    why not bowl in the south endzone with this money?


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    Re: Revised Campustown transit hub: no Cy-Ride

    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith86 View Post
    But this does provide parking for the new rec they're building attached to state gym.
    Isn't this on Hayward? Not really close enough to help that much. Even if you were to walk through the Friley it still would be quite a distance to be taken seriously as a parking option.



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    Re: Revised Campustown transit hub: no Cy-Ride

    It reads like the changes are a result of the lack of funding instead of a bait and switch...or did I miss it all together?



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    Re: Revised Campustown transit hub: no Cy-Ride

    Quote Originally Posted by superman_101680 View Post
    It reads like the changes are a result of the lack of funding instead of a bait and switch...or did I miss it all together?
    Lack of funding to do the whole thing. They're going to keep applying for grants from here on out, what they start now will be getting the project started. Sounds like they're leaving CyRide off because it'll be easier to get money if they say it is needed for CyRide.

    This is a good start, but I think they plan on eventually completing the entire project in the future.



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    Re: Revised Campustown transit hub: no Cy-Ride

    Just to remind people, parking is a (you-know-what) on/around campus. A parking garage is better than no parking garage. I still think they should move the 6 Brown route a block west onto Hayward so it'll go past the new garage instead of going down Welch.



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    Re: Revised Campustown transit hub: no Cy-Ride

    Wonder how much it will cost to park in the ramp. Would be nice if it was free on Friday nights + weekends like in Des Moines. Maybe cut down on the number of student DUIs as well. I remember it always being a pain if I had to find a place I coud safely leave my car overnight in campus town.



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    Re: Revised Campustown transit hub: no Cy-Ride

    Quote Originally Posted by RayShimley View Post
    Wonder how much it will cost to park in the ramp. Would be nice if it was free on Friday nights + weekends like in Des Moines. Maybe cut down on the number of student DUIs as well. I remember it always being a pain if I had to find a place I coud safely leave my car overnight in campus town.
    ya thats what city of ames wants, less funding from people going to the bars and money from duis.


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