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Old 07-25-2018, 03:23 PM
 
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.Bus service is good on main street, Detroit Ave. in downtown Lakewwood, not so much anywhere else.
The Cleveland State bus rapid serves much of Clifton Blvd. So the OP might want to check its schedule (especially for the 55 CSU BRT with the most frequent service). The CSU BRT has never had service on Sunday.

http://www.riderta.com/routes/clevelandstateline

When considering mass transit access for a prospective residence in Cuyahoga County, it's imperative IMO to spend much time using the Google transit function at the RTA home page, considering various destinations. Google transit also provides walking distances and time lengths of the walks.
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Old 07-25-2018, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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The Cleveland State bus rapid serves much of Clifton Blvd. So the OP might want to check its schedule (especially for the 55 CSU BRT with the most frequent service). The CSU BRT has never had service on Sunday.

55-A-B-C: Cleveland State Line | Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority

When considering mass transit access for a prospective residence in Cuyahoga County, it's imperative IMO to spend much time using the Google transit function at the RTA home page, considering various destinations. Google transit also provides walking distances and time lengths of the walks.
Good idea. I was thinking more along the lines of where the stores were where the poster could just walk besides taking buses. The 55 also heads West to shopping malls in the burbs beyond Lakewood. Like Westgate and Crocker Park. The Detroit #26 and Madison #25 abuses running through the middle of Lakewood go there too although the Detroit bus requires a transfer to the #49.
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Old 07-25-2018, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH USA / formerly Chicago for 20 years
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Good idea. I was thinking more along the lines of where the stores were where the poster could just walk besides taking buses. The 55 also heads West to shopping malls in the burbs beyond Lakewood. Like Westgate and Crocker Park. The Detroit #26 and Madison #25 abuses running through the middle of Lakewood go there too although the Detroit bus requires a transfer to the #49.
The 55 has very, very few runs to Crocker Park. Basically just a couple of trips there during evening rush hour via the 55C. (Reverse direction in the mornings -- a few runs from Crocker Park but not to it.)

The 55 in general runs very infrequently outside of rush hours, sadly. When it does run, it is a very comfortable -- and fast -- ride.
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Old 07-25-2018, 04:59 PM
 
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Well, I am the OP and I’ve been in Lakewood since Saturday and going back to CT tomorrow. I’ve obtained a rental in a nicely kept two family home on a side street off Madison, sort of near Angelo’s Pizza and I’ll move here in a month. I’ve been doing a lot of walking, driving a rental car, and took the bus once. I have felt safe. As far as any weirdos, I only encountered one man who seemed to have “issues” in the Dollar Store; some folks seems like they are worn out. But that’s just a sprinkling of people. This is mostly on the lower end of Detroit. My Airbnb is on Beach Street, very cute street and most of the side streets around here seem nice, so I'm not sure where some of these folks come from. Lakewood Park is a gem and I swam in Edgewater Beach too, good water quality that day. This seems to be a vibrant place and I’ve already discovered ways and groups to make connections. Over the line in Cleveland on Clifton Blvd is nice too, kind of reminds me of Coolidge Corner in Brookline MA if anyone is familiar with that area. Plus and minuses to every place I suppose.
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Old 07-25-2018, 05:20 PM
 
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The 55 has very, very few runs to Crocker Park. Basically just a couple of trips there during evening rush hour via the 55C. (Reverse direction in the mornings -- a few runs from Crocker Park but not to it.)

The 55 in general runs very infrequently outside of rush hours, sadly. When it does run, it is a very comfortable -- and fast -- ride.
The 55 is my FAVORITE bus - usually clean, quiet, uncrowded! I so wish it had regular runs to Crocker Park and that it also ran on Sundays. I think it's once an hour on Saturdays and 2x hour weekdays.
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Old 07-25-2018, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Well, I am the OP and Iíve been in Lakewood since Saturday and going back to CT tomorrow. Iíve obtained a rental in a nicely kept two family home on a side street off Madison, sort of near Angeloís Pizza and Iíll move here in a month. Iíve been doing a lot of walking, driving a rental car, and took the bus once. I have felt safe. As far as any weirdos, I only encountered one man who seemed to have ďissuesĒ in the Dollar Store; some folks seems like they are worn out. But thatís just a sprinkling of people. This is mostly on the lower end of Detroit. My Airbnb is on Beach Street, very cute street and most of the side streets around here seem nice, so I'm not sure where some of these folks come from. Lakewood Park is a gem and I swam in Edgewater Beach too, good water quality that day. This seems to be a vibrant place and Iíve already discovered ways and groups to make connections. Over the line in Cleveland on Clifton Blvd is nice too, kind of reminds me of Coolidge Corner in Brookline MA if anyone is familiar with that area. Plus and minuses to every place I suppose.
Good to hear and welcome. I hope you like it here.
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Old 07-27-2018, 01:46 AM
 
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Post 35 from this thread definitely would inform readers of this thread.

What Are the Things That Clevelanders Take for Granted?

Lucky's Market articles:

https://www.cleveland.com/expo/erry-...t_the_new.html

https://www.cleveland.com/entertainm...econd_sto.html

https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/lo...o/95-552271341

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Old 07-27-2018, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH USA / formerly Chicago for 20 years
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The 55 is my FAVORITE bus - usually clean, quiet, uncrowded! I so wish it had regular runs to Crocker Park and that it also ran on Sundays. I think it's once an hour on Saturdays and 2x hour weekdays.
The best RTA buses, in my opinion, are the Park-n-Rides. In terms of being comfortable, even relatively plush. They do cost a little more. Unfortunately, they pretty much only serve suburban commuters who work 9-to-5 jobs downtown. (I did recently have the pleasure of riding the #246 Westlake a couple mornings.)
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Old 07-27-2018, 05:49 PM
 
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The best RTA buses, in my opinion, are the Park-n-Rides. In terms of being comfortable, even relatively plush. They do cost a little more. Unfortunately, they pretty much only serve suburban commuters who work 9-to-5 jobs downtown. (I did recently have the pleasure of riding the #246 Westlake a couple mornings.)
Haven't had the opportunity or pleasure of those buses yet!
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Old 07-28-2018, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH USA / formerly Chicago for 20 years
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Haven't had the opportunity or pleasure of those buses yet!
They're a lot more like cross-country buses in terms of comfort. They even have individualized overhead AC valves for each seat that you can open or close, just like on airplanes!
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