Frank Smith over 1 year ago

Bus and other transit stops in dense, high-use districts need to be better spaced. There's no need for buses to stop every block downtown! The whole point of being downtown is that everything is close together and you can walk places. Walking a few blocks from your stop should be expected to keep the buses and trains running quickly.

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Lara Christley over 1 year ago

I completely agree. I took the bus in Victoria, Canada. Their bus stops are three blocks apart. I didn't mind the walk at all. At most I had to walk one and a half. The issue of accessability needs to be addressed somehow. I think it is fair to tell someone who can to walk an extra block. But, what about wheelchairs or persons with disabilities?

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Mike Engelhardt over 1 year ago

I agree!!! Especially on the Hiawatha line in Bloomington. If you can see the next station from the station your at they are too close together. I'm specifically thinking of the 3 or 4 stations around the Mall of America. There is no reason why it should take an hour to go from the Mall to downtown minneapolis.

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Lance Star over 1 year ago

Mike the issues with the MOA are because Bloomington is less walkable city compaired to downtown.  Also the park and ride lot next to the mall may seem redundent however the Mall Parking is for shoppers only (though im guility of parking there instead for LRT access for short day trips myself) I think some benefits may occur by increasing the bus stop spacing downtown however other issues such as City Center bus stop may actually INCREASE the traffic there! I do think Metro Transit should consider to resarch the positive and negative impact that would occur! 

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Leon Hazare over 1 year ago

4th ST in MPLS have 4 stops within 3 blocks (Henn to 2nd Ave)

MN ST in ST PAUL have  4 stops within 7 blocks for the express routes .

Uptown have 3 stops 28th St to Lake ST for 2 blocks along Henn Ave

There are too many station at the ends of the HIAwatha line 

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Twincitizen x over 1 year ago

I completely agree. Bus stops downtown, especially on Hennepin Avenue need to be redone, with stops no closer than every 2-3 blocks. Rather than having a bunch of closely spaced shelters, signs, info, etc...it would be more useful (and cost-effective) to concentrate those resources & amenities at fewer locations. I concur about Uptown as well. The stops on Hennepin at 28th (both directions) and at Lagoon/Lake are complete overkill. Passengers can and should walk the extra block to Uptown Transit Station. Bus riders (myself included) will walk further to higher quality stops with light, heat, and real-time bus arrival signs.

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Aziz Mirza over 1 year ago

HAndicap should be able to get off any that is safe for the bus to stop

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Roy Govender over 1 year ago

The bus stops need to consolidated to decrease pollution and travel time.Buses does not need to stop every block. Metro buses are  idling too much .

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Jason Sundar over 1 year ago

We waste alot of time waiting at traffic lights when bus stops are too close to each other Consolidate stops  to speed up the  buses.

Enforce exit via rear door Stop selling weekly/monthly paper passes Charge for transfers so people will buy and use the GO TO CARD.Change the name of the Card to METRO  CARD with your logo.

Offer a cheaper day pass  to encourage people to use transit (6 hr pass is inconvenient for occasional riders).

Drivers should have the options  to refused riders who donot have their cash payment ready when the board this cause major delays.

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Linda Sippy over 1 year ago

 No one want to spend an extra minutes on the bus,so consolidate bus-stops .Buses does not need to stop on every block some stops are even less than a block apart This take up valuable parking in the cities.

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Alfonson Raya over 1 year ago

It drives me nuts when  my bus into Mpls is stopping every block on 4th St.The  4 stops on the three blocks (2Nd Ave Henn)to left 1 rider off while the lights will turn red twice adding about 2 mins.The segment could have 2 stops instead of 4

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Caroline x over 1 year ago

I disagree with this sentiment as a general truth. Sure, downtown maybe we don't need to stop at every block because the blocks are short and the walks are pleasant. But for anyone who does grocery shopping at Midway and has to walk about a quarter mile just to cross the parking lot of the supermarket, having frequent stops is crucial. The route 16 in particular should be a highly local, very frequent, yes very slow bus (the light rail will beter serve those who need faster travel times).

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Leroy U over 1 year ago

It cost money every time the buses make usless stops Pollution is increase when bsues have to idle at traffic lights NY block are very long yet the buses only stop every 3 blocks

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Duggahlee x over 1 year ago

I agree about not having buses stop at every block downtown, but...

1. NY is also a lot denser than Minneapolis, which makes all the difference.  

2. Buses don't make stops unless someone needs to get off or there is someone waiting at the stop to get on.  

3. What do traffic lights have to do with the spacing of buses?

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Trev x over 1 year ago

The buses have to wait longer at the lights or miss the green light when they make too many stops .Is is obvious you donot ride the bus.

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derrick barran 5 months ago

4th St has 4 stops within 3 blocks in MPLS

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malcom parey 5 months ago

I agree 4 th St mpls has too many stops so is Wabasha the exchange and 10th St are less then 1/2 block MN St 4th-6th-7th-9th is overkill.

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