I Park on the Front Lawn?
Aurora was founded in the 1850s, and so the arrangement of city streets in that era was a little bit different. In some places the city streets in Aurora have taken on a much more modern appearance with wide streets that have paved parking and all that.
However, it was not always the case, and in fact in parts of Aurora it still isn't the case. Instead, in these older parts of town, the sidewalk it quite far from the street. The "parking" areas were made soft because that was cheaper, and after all it is a bad idea to have your horse standing around on a paved area for long periods anyway while it is "parked" ("hitched"). Besides, water drains off the street naturally rather than into the gutter, which solves a multitude of problems.
In those days also it was more common for people to visit their neighbors, and sidewalks were built closer to the front doors of houses to provide convenient visiting between houses.
So, these wide parking areas beside the streets were never paved, and today many of them continue to be unpaved. Some of them have grown quite a lot of grass and appear to be part of the lawn of the nearby building.
However, in reality even though these places are not paved they are in fact old style parking places.
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Transit Service operates Weekdays Only
Canby Area Transit was incorporated to serve the city of Canby and connect it with the outside world when the city of Canby exited the TriMet transit district in Oregon due to its high cost.
Today, CAT connects places that TriMet's service never did, and that includes a bus that operates on highway 99E through Aurora. The route that comes here is CAT route called the "Orange Line" but in reality it is the only CAT service that operates on a schedule. Everything else operates on-call.
The last bus through town going north to Oregon City and a connection to TriMet services to Portland goes through Aurora at a little after 7:15 at night.
Service is not operated on weekends or major national holidays.
The bus stop in Aurora is located at highway 99E and Liberty.
There are no fares charged on Canby Area Transit as of this writing.
The current timetable is posted on a bulletin board outside city hall, which is located at the base of the water tower on Main street approximately one block south of highway 99E. Timetables are also available on the CAT web site.
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