Roger Linnett

Big Blue Bus Shrinks in Venice

As of August 28, the #2 Big Blue Bus no longer runs through Venice, but will end its run at Main and Hill Sts. in Santa Monica.

The #1 Bus’s route has been extended to cover the part of the #2 route from the Circle to Venice HIgh School with the following changes.

The most noticeable change comes on the northbound (Venice to UCLA) run, which will begin at Main at Market Sts., the first intersection north of the circle. It will NOT leave from from beside the post office. Those busses that follow the old #2 route starting at Venice High will approach the circle on Windward and turn directly north onto Main. Only the southbound (UCLA to Venice) now stops next to the post office.

The southbound (UCLA to Venice) #1 only continues on to Venice High on weekdays, and the earliest run will leave its usual pick-up spot next to the post office at 6:44 am, and will run approximately every twenty minutes until 8:30 am and then every half hour after that. On the weekends the bus ends it run at Lincoln and California. It loops around behind the Ralph’s market complex and goes back up California.

The new schedule is available on the busses, at the Big Blue Bus Store on Broadway near the Promenade and at the Venice – Abbot Kinney Library. It is also posted at stops along the route and at

–Roger Linnett



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