#StreetFail: Sad Bus Stop Near RTD’s New A-Line
Here’s a #StreetFail that gets at how much progress Denver still needs to make to become a great transit city.
It’s a sad bus stop at 40th and Fillmore in Elyria Swansea, across the street from Bruce Randolph School, on a side of the road with no sidewalks. Happy Walk to School Day, kids!
Because RTD and the city couldn’t be bothered to supply a bench, it looks like someone who lives nearby took the initiative to make one out of tree stumps and two-by-fours.
This bus stop is a half-mile from the 40th and Colorado A-Line station, which just opened. Transit riders can catch the 24 bus from the station to get here, where they can then trudge to their destination on a dirt path.
The A-Line can do more for Denver than reduce car congestion on the roads to and from the airport. It can be part of a citywide transit network that makes it easier for people to make all sorts of trips without driving. For that to happen, though, Mayor Hancock and RTD chief Dave Genova need to invest in better local transit service and create quality walking and biking connections to transit.
RTD spends millions on parking at its stations for people who can afford cars. How about sidewalks, benches, and shelters for people who use its bus stops?
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