A public meeting organized by the SHA Pedestrian Safety and Traffic Calming Committee held on April 25 at the Linwood Rec Center discussed the impact of circulator buses to the Summit Hill neighborhood and to provide input to Metro Transit planning staff. New circulator bus routes will be created, to serve areas currently not served, in order to connect residents both south and north of University Avenue with the Central Corridor LRT projected to open in 2014.
Metro Transit officials Jill Hentges and Scott Thompson presented information and took citizen input on the matter. Nearly 20 residents attended the meeting and shared both strong support and concern with the expected bus route that would serve the Summit Hill community. No specifics or plan was provided, because – as the two Metro Transit representatives noted – frankly, Metro Transit wants to collect community input before creating a plan.
The SHA Pedestrian Safety and Traffic Calming Committee also share results from our recent neighborhood online survey which found few residents currently opposed to the concept of a feeder bus route through the neighborhood. Possible routes could be along Lexington Parkway, Dale St. or both. A draft plan will be released this summer and a follow-up public informational meeting will be scheduled and residents notified. If interested in participating on the SHA Pedestrian Safety and Traffic Calming Committee regarding this issue or other traffic safety issues, contact the SHA office at 222-1222.