advice on how to deal with the bus
- This will be the third time I have requested that the
local bus system put a bus stop nearer to where I
For a year and a half I have been flagging buses down,
because that is what I was told to do by them.
There are bus stops near by: Across the street and 1/4
mile away is a bus stop, in a very dangerous (cars
mainly) shopping center. Every time I go there to be
picked up, I have to dodge traffic, or get harassed by
the security of the store, because I am waiting
outside (even though I am by the bus stop sign.) The
other stop, again on the other side of the road is in
another shopping center, no problem at that center
it's the walk to it. 1/2 mile on a street marked
45mph with no shoulders or sidewalks.
So for the last year and a half I have been waving the
buses down on my side of the street. With no problem.
My boss has called a few times to get a stop in,
nothing. I have wrote, nothing.
Three weeks ago, I get some new drivers on that route
and they are threatening not to pick me up, because it
is not marked as a stop. A few have been very rude
about it too.
If I would have called about them being rude, I would
have been told it was the drivers decision to stop.
The bus company is refusing to see that with all the
new stores in the area, they have to put more bus
stops out there, and not where only a few buses can
I am at wits end on how to make my point across to
Anyone have any other ideas? Because I am not the
only one that uses the bus, and everyone of us has
horror stories about walking to the other stops.
You put the EMO in VoledEMOrt
- Sorry. We have a similar problem in Sonoma County. In an attempt to make
the bus stops safe and keep traffic moving smoothly, busses are only allowed
to stop at designated bus stops and these are up to 1 mile apart in some
areas. The average spacing is about 5 blocks in the city, farther in the
If anyone has a good way of dealing with public transportation officials who
don't use the services they control, please let us know.
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- AnnaLisa Wiley schrieb:
> Sorry. We have a similar problem in Sonoma County. In an attempt to makeMy advice is to get one of those small foldable scooters. Then it is
> the bus stops safe and keep traffic moving smoothly, busses are only allowed
> to stop at designated bus stops and these are up to 1 mile apart in some
> areas. The average spacing is about 5 blocks in the city, farther in the
> outlying areas.
easy to get to the next stop before the bus does. I use mine frequently,
it's fun as well.
> There are many great sites where discussions on religion andpolitics are
> welcome. Please use them. Also, there is a "reply privately" foroff topic
> Thanks, AnnaLisa
> (Personally, I would be happy to see the moderator flex some muscle
I agree. Rudeness and religion bashing are unacceptable and reflects
terribly on our group to folks who might want to join and are curious
about carfree living. It makes this group look crazy, rude and
unwelcoming - which is certainly not the image I would like to portray
of us carfree folks.
Anabel, I am so sorry that you are feeling unwelcome here. I have to
say that I am feeling unwelcome myself, too. Would anyone else be
interested in creating a new YahooGroup that's actually about carfree