“Let’s take a look at the shoddy pedestrian environment that sprawling land use planning, car-centric street design, and plain old disregard for bus riders have created in what are supposedly two enlightened regions of the country,” notes the transit publication.
And these two are doozies.
While Seattle’s offering does appear woeful, Fremont’s looks as desolate as it does ineffective. Located at Auto Mall Parkway and Technology Drive, the stop is within a mile of a nursing school, a mobile home park, churches, and a HP facility.
It also has no sidewalk.
What’s more, the arid bus stop, a BART connector, drops off nursing students who “need to walk 1/2 mile in the bike lane next to 45+ heavy traffic.”
Even rain-blessed growth around the area doesn’t do much to curtail its drabness.