Saturday, June 5, 2010
"Beam Me Down, Scotty."
A new Bus Stop on Fenton St - right across from the Civic Building - not connected to any sidewalk. Pedestrians must tippy-toe along this busy street to get to the Bus Stop. Anyone in a wheelchair is just out of luck, and a blind person is going to have a time here, too. Considering that Transit Users are pedestrians at both ends of the trip, how can you have a Bus Stop that isn't connected to the sidewalk? Where are those who alight here supposed to go? A driver must have designed this Bus Stop, forgetting that riders don't just materialize. I wonder what this stop would look like if a Transit User had designed it? I bet that it would look completely different - in a good way.