Ever tried to share information on Sausalito bus routes with a friend?
The schedules for the local hubs are readily available, but what if you’re looking for an unusual time or a smaller bus stop? All the details are not written down anywhere on the Net, so we set out to fill that gap.
After 40 years of bus routes that evolved based on ridership, the system is a mix of common sense and complex tables, born of combining old lines and covering for canceled routes.
A few regular buses travel up and down Bridgeway like clockwork. But there are other cases like Route 27, where “This bus never even stops in Sausalito… except for a couple of times in the early morning and one time late at night, up the hill at Spencer Ave. off 101.”
Buses go when and where the riders are. How do you get all that information onto one side of a fold-out paper map? Transit agencies around the world use complex sets of colored lines and little black dots that will tell you when and where to find a bus… but can’t communicate all the little variations and exceptions.
As one friend put it, “The system is set up for the regulars, the commuters. You learn the ropes for your route once and you’re all set. The drivers will answer your questions, teach you the holes in the schedule. But if you’re planning a one-time trip it’s pretty tough.”
It took a while (and a lot of visits to individual bus stops to check the signs), but we’ve compiled that complete, easy to read list of all the bus stops in Sausalito and the bus routes that serve them, like our Sausalito ferry schedules, the only unified online schedule for both ferry services.
Check out the link, and please share with any of your friends or co-workers who are trying to navigate the bus routes to and from Sausalito and Marin City.
See an error or omission? Drop it in the comments section below or on the Bus Schedules page and we’ll check it out. Thank you!
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