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MAJOR CHANGES as Las Americas in Front of Supermaxi is Closed

The latest change to hit and it is a DOOZY!

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Let’s start with the detours for the 16, the 28, and the 100s…. they NO LONGER go anywhere close to SuperMaxi Las Americas.

This is a very inconvenient change for a lot of people who go to Supermaxi Las Americas because there is no good way to get there anymore without having to walk several blocks.

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The northbound 16 now goes up Edwin Sacoto to 12 de Abril where it crosses over to the Otorongo bridge to join the rest of the buses using Miguel Velez, the only street on the west side of El Centro not closed yet. After rejoining Gaspar Sangurima, it returns to its newly changed route turning left on Toral, right on Pio Bravo, and rejoining Tarqui on its way north to San Pedro.

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Meanwhile, the southbound joins all the other buses cutting through El Centro on Miguel Heredia and going around the Redondel Otorongo.

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Look familiar? The southbound 100 takes the same path as the 16 to get to Las Americas.

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The northbound 100 is taking Remigio Crespo all the way over to Unidad Nacional before joining back up with the same route as the 16 all the way up to Gaspar Sangurima.

The 100 also has been changed on the others side of the airport were Av. España has been closed to traffic. Look for the details in another post.

13576864_1333159893379333_3346442363218412151_o The 28 used to take the same path as the 16 and the 100 around Las Americas where it would turn around and start its return trip.

Now, it still takes the same path as the 16 and the 100, but turning back on its return trip on Remigio Crespo.

 

Upcoming Change to the 13 WESTBOUND to TEJAR

Even though Ordóñez Lasso is currently under construction, crews have started paving Camino Del Tejar, one block away!

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Heads up! Starting next Tuesday, June 14th, the 13 to Tejar (NOT the one that goes to Mall Del Rio) will be detoured around on the south side of Rio Tomebamba all the way out to De Los Cerezos, where it will then cross over the construction zone and rejoin its regular route.

No word yet about the 8 and the 3 and whether or not they will be detoured as well. I’ll let you know as soon as I find out!

HUGE CHANGE ANNOUNCED: Linéas 24 y 27 are now “Radiales”

This may be the biggest change to the Cuenca bus system since they removed the Troncal 200 and Alimentadores 103, 104, 202, and 203.

As I wrote about in a recent post, and talked about in the last Cuenca Bus Sherpa Podcast, the city has dropped the biggest list of changes to hit the city in about two years. Of course, the changes are due to advancing fronts of the TranVia construction in El Centro.

Most of the buses have been routed around the huge zone of closed intersections, causing a lot of inconvienence for those of us who used Juan Montalvo y Tarqui to get in and out of El Centro.
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Two bus lines are not just re-routed, they’ve been cut in half and split into two!

That’s right. The 24 and the 27 have both been split into two separate “Radial” lines. Instead of long routs going from one side of the province, through El Centro, to the other side of the province, their will now be norte* y sur* to take into account.

Linéa 24 – Miraflores to Cochapamba

The 24 was a very long route, usually taking over an hour to go between the villages of Miraflora and Cochapamba by way of El Centro. Now there will be a Linéa 24 Radial Norte that will go from the area north of Plaza Rotary up to the village of Miraflores; meanwhile, on the south side of El Centro, the 24 Radial Sur will come into El Centro past Todo Santos as far as Presidente Cordova before doubling back and returning on its outbound trip to Cochapamba.

Linéa 27 – Zhuizil to Sinincay

The 27 was another very long route going from the cemetary outside of Baños all the way up to Sinincay, north of the city. Just like the 24, there will now be Radiales Norte y Sur. The city has issued a map showing its new starting points in El Centro.

Of all weeks to take a new job!

I’ve already got a huge workload ahead of me this week altering and posting new maps because of these changes, I’ve just started a new transcription job and will have little time away from the computer this week. I probably won’t be riding as many buses in the next few days, so please keep me informed of the changes you see and how they are affecting your routines.

Be sure to keep up with changes by subscribing to our blog or our podcast.

 

 

*Cuencanos don’t use cardinal directions or know the city by which is the “north side” etc… I had to choose directions to describe each route in my atlas, so I use them often.

Cuenca Bus Sherpa Podcast

Hey everyone, here’s an experiment:

I recorded this on the 4th and decided to put it out before the info gets too stale.

Let me know what you think about the new podcast, but be kind, it is the first and a bit ‘rough.’

Here it is as a soundcloud…  you can stream from this page or you may download it and listen on a device later.

Or you may click on this little icon and subscribe to get it on iTunes:

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This may not work yet–It may take a couple of days to be listed in the iTunes library. You can also copy and paste this link in your podcast software:  http://cuencabussherpa.com/podcast

Route Updates in Works

Over the next few weeks, we will be re-riding buses to capture new routes and changes. Most of the detours have been due to the TranVia, but I noticed the other day that the 3 bus was now taking Juan Jaramillo instead of Calle Larga.

Be sure to let me know about routes that have changed so I can  get them all. You can comment below or fill out the form on the Corrections and Omissions page.

In the meantime, I’m not going to be scheduling any days in the park for people to come buy atlases. However, I will still take appointments for delivery which I can make while riding buses around town. Making an appointment is easy and I’m happy to meet you at your place or anyplace you can give explicit directions for me to find you.

If you are new in town and don’t know your address or how to explain how to find you, check out What3Words to help communicate your location to others. The makers of the app have subdivided the Earth into 57 trillion 3mx3m squares, and identified every one of them on the entire planet with just three easy to remember words. I’d love to integrate this system into our maps somehow, for example, help locate paradas that don’t have signs.

Also, don’t forget you can buy an atlas a Nectar’s tienda at 12-27 Benigno Malo.