We asked you to point us to the nation’s worst bus stops and you answered. After receiving dozens of nominees from our readers, Streetsblog editors narrowed the pool down to eight very sorry bus stops.
These bus stops are ugly. Ugly! In a transportation system where public agencies never seem to lack the money for $800 million interchanges or $2 billion highway tunnels, bus stops become an afterthought. Many of these contenders are situated in the midst of car-oriented development without so much as a sidewalk or bench nearby, let alone a shelter. To make transit dignified and comfortable, we need to do better.
Help us crown America’s sorriest bus stop by voting below. Here are the contestants:
Pennsylvania Avenue in Forestville, Maryland
This entry comes to us from author and transit advocate Ben Ross. This is the same Pennsylvania Avenue that runs past the White House: