POULSBO — If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to ride a bus around Poulsbo, now’s your chance to do so without leaving your screen.
The RockFish Group created a promotional video to promote Kitsap Transit’s Route 44 — the newest, fastest and most popular bus route in Poulsbo.
The “P’bo Loop” begins at the Poulsbo transfer center on Highway 305 near Lincoln Road and makes stops at Front Street and Jensen Way, Lindvig Way and Viking Way, Olympic College, the medical center at Bond Road and Highway 305, and then back to the transfer center.
RockFish created the video for free to help promote the route as an asset to residents and visitors, according to Kelle Kitchel, director of development at RockFish.
“This bus route is a fairly new one,” Mayor Becky Erickson said. “And it has a unique route. In fact, it loops through the major parts of town in 30 minutes, making it a perfect hop-on, hop-off choice for locals and visitors.”
Route 44 completes a loop every half hour — one of two routes in the entire county to do so. Its schedule is Monday through Friday, 7:25 a.m. to 7:50 p.m.; and Saturday from 10:25 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. Rides cost $2.
The route debuted in February 2015 with 756 riders and increased to 952 total riders by June, surpassing the Lincoln Drive and Viking Avenue routes. In September, it totalled nearly 1,000 riders.
Check out the P’bo Loop video below.