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Old 09-22-2017, 08:07 PM
 
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it's most likely just a physical limitation - the WH route can barely cover the route in the time available, much less being able to extend it. An expansion would require a separate extension connector route.
I wonder what the ridership is in the Taylors area is. Not sure what the ridership would before the Greer area. It would be nice to see a couple stops along WH and maybe one by the Greer park.


I would probably take public transportation to really large downtown events. The parking situation is getting so bad downtown that I rarely go down there any more. I can only see it will be getting worse.
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Old 09-23-2017, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Greenville has a bus system with 11 routes, a free downtown trolley, and a bikeshare program. There is also a bus system for handicapped people that picks them up at their house. I don't know how that can be characterized as weak public transportation.
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Old 09-23-2017, 01:33 PM
 
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Old 09-23-2017, 02:48 PM
 
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I wonder what the ridership is in the Taylors area is. Not sure what the ridership would before the Greer area. It would be nice to see a couple stops along WH and maybe one by the Greer park.


I would probably take public transportation to really large downtown events. The parking situation is getting so bad downtown that I rarely go down there any more. I can only see it will be getting worse.
We go downtown often. We have never had a problem finding a good parking space.
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Old 09-23-2017, 08:13 PM
 
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We go downtown often. We have never had a problem finding a good parking space.
I totaly agree. I go downtown multiple times a week and not only do I never have trouble parking, but I also always park for free. I hear complaints about parking downtown all the time. I don't get it. County Square has an insane amount of free parking spaces. Richardson Street garage is free on the weekends. All garages are free for the first hour. Parking downtown is easy.
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Old 09-24-2017, 11:39 AM
 
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I also find free parking always in downtown Sometimes, I might have to drive around a couple times unless I park at County Square and take the trolley. OTOH, I do think the bus should run up Wade Hampton to Greer. If it goes to Taylors, I don't see why it can't continue onto Greer. I'm surprised they haven't done this yet.
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Old 09-25-2017, 02:03 PM
 
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Greenlink is improving, but why is Greenville's public transportation so sparse, compared to peer cities? And has Greenville's public transportation been sparse, even in, say, the 1950s and 1960s?

I would assume that since Greenville isn't that big, doesn't have a massive urbanized area where tens of thousands of people commute to work, is pretty conservative politically and doesn't have a lot of poor people, cars suffice and mass transit isn't viewed as a necessity by anyone--right?

Are there any local groups that are pressing to significantly expand mass transit?

Thanks.
I think it's pretty similar to other cities in the US of similar size, particularly if you compare it to other cities in the south.
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Old 09-26-2017, 11:10 AM
 
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This is a good video of why public transport sucks in the USA


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cjfTG8DbwA
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Old 09-26-2017, 11:45 AM
 
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I definitely agree that public transportation in Greenville was weak during my time there but I also can't think of many cities of a similar size in the south that do much better to be honest. Parking downtown was never an issue for me - and I was downtown multiple times a week (almost always found a spot in the Richardson st garage). However, I have been away a year and a half now and I know downtown continues to explode with growth so I dont doubt things might have changed.

How is the uber/lyft/rideshare situation in Greenville these days?
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Old 09-26-2017, 01:46 PM
 
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I definitely agree that public transportation in Greenville was weak during my time there but I also can't think of many cities of a similar size in the south that do much better to be honest. Parking downtown was never an issue for me - and I was downtown multiple times a week (almost always found a spot in the Richardson st garage). However, I have been away a year and a half now and I know downtown continues to explode with growth so I dont doubt things might have changed.

How is the uber/lyft/rideshare situation in Greenville these days?
I don't think the Parking situation has really changed that much. If you want to find free parking right near your destination your probably going to have a hard time, unless your destination is by the Richardson St garage on the weekend. If your willing to pay, parking is easy.

I've done Uber to and from my house in 5 forks to the airport numerous times. No issues whatsoever, the longest wait was probably 15 minutes, but generally it was 5-10. Not sure I would rely on it for an early morning flight, but for afternoon/evening flights it worked very well.
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