|Two shots of the bus in Lynn.|
|There's where the 455 and 459 go!|
|Like this one, for example.|
|My, that's a bright crosswalk!|
|The bus at the mall.|
Ridership: In terms of the total numbers, the 436's ridership isn't anything special - only 823 riders per weekday and 527 per Saturday. However, when you take the numbers on a per-trip basis, each bus has an average of 25-30 passengers per trip! However, it never seems to get crowded like the 435 does.
Pros: Like I said, it never seems to get crowded like the 435 does! Also, although the schedule is infrequent, it's generally sensible - every 20-30 minutes during rush hour, and every 70 minutes during the day and on Saturdays. And how about the ride? Yes, office parks make for pretty boring scenery, but it's a surprisingly peaceful trip for a Lynn route.
Cons: Sunday service would be nice, especially to take some of the pressure off of the 435, but there are definitely other Lynn routes with more pressing service needs. Also, serving Goodwins Circle always seems like a hassle, but I suppose it's a necessity.
Nearby and Noteworthy: Most people use this route for the malls...unless you like OFFICE PARKS, of course!
Final Verdict: 8/10
The 436 does its job pretty well - it gets people to work on weekdays, and it helps the 435 get people to the malls on Saturdays. Sunday service would be nice, but it's not a huge necessity. Other than that, the 436 is just really peaceful for a Lynn route, and an enjoyable ride in general!
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