Fewer Stops

I think it would be a nice idea to actually decrease the number of stops, and spend more money on the fewer stops to make them more comfortable, unique, etc. The extra block or two that riders would have to walk would be a good way to get exercise.
Discussion started almost 8 years ago by mdavie.
5 posts have been made so far.

I think decreasing the number of stops would also decrease ridership among car owners because if the bus system is less accessible or harder to access then people would just drive because it takes less time and it's much easier to do. What I would suggest is picking out the most used stops, such as those at the University of Utah, and make those more comfortable, unique, etc.

I agree with the previous post. As a typical car owner, I'd much rather have a large variety of times and stops to encourage me to take the bus. If there were only a few inconvenient times or far away places for stops, I would be much less likely to consider this.

You also need to consider the effects of weather during the winter/spring time. Fewer bus stops will definitely make the commute harder and discouraging when its cold and icy outside.

I think that less stops would crowd the busses and the stops. This would make it much harder to get where you need to on time.

Bus stops should be spaced about a half mile apart so that no one is further away than a quarter mile from the nearest stop. Exceptions to this would be to accommodate elderly/disabled riders.

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