Stone Hedge is a bad route for bus

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To the Editor:

As a resident of the Gubser neighborhood in Keizer I am very concerned by the recent notification that effective Sept. 3, a Cherriots bus will again be driving up our street, with a bus stop planned for directly across the street from our house.

It reminds everyone in our neighborhood of the bus that used to speed down our street at 35-45 miles per hour (posted speed limit is 25) every half hour making up for lost time—with maybe one passenger a day.  The street we live on is the narrowest in the Gubser subdivision, with cars parked on both sides of the street after work hours.  There are multiple young children that live in the area, and as a result area residents are extremely careful in driving through the neighborhood.

As I understand it, the Cherriots bus will be traveling (and stopping) every half hour on the busiest street in the Gubser neighborhood.  There are the additional constraints that will be placed on the route during the school year, as it attempts to negotiate the Gubser school parents and children as they drop off and pick up their elementary school children, which occur during the school year at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m.

Residents in this area have approached “the powers that be” and offered several alternate routes and stops that will not have the negative effect the current (soon to be implemented) route and bus stop will bring.  The alternative needs serious consideration.

Roger McComas
Keizer

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