Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Friday, February 20, 2009

3 door articulated bus being tested in the Bronx

One of the problems with speeding up bus movement (yesterday, on my bicycle I beat a Metro Express bus on Georgia Avenue starting from around Kansas Avenue to 9th and H Street NW, and I stopped a bunch of times too) is disembarking (getting off of the bus).

In fact, Dr. Gridlock in the Post had a bit on this, when a reader wondered why people don't disembark from the rear of the bus to speed things up. I think we should move to such a system for speed reasons. This bus being tested in NYC, see "NYC Transit tests three-door bus in Bronx" from the New York Daily News, would be a way to make such a system more palatable, by offering two rear doors. (And would be a reason to use articulated buses instead of the double decker buses that I am normally a proponent of.)
Nova articulated bus with three doors



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