The Best of All Possible Transit Exchanges
If you’ve ever been to the Coquitlam Loop just off the Lougheed Highway, you might have observed the contrast between the heavily used bus exchange – a woeful asphalt desert – and the nicely appointed West Coast Express station on the other side of a fence, visible but out of touch, that’s only used for a few hours during the day. Or the contrast between a $10-million Millennium Line station and the standard bus stop.
It only reinforces the idea that buses are a second-class form of transportation – even though they carry the majority of transit riders.
So what would a first-class bus exchange look like?
A consultant working on an SFU bus loop is asking for ideas. Add your thoughts to the comment section in this post.
Here’s a suggestion seen in Freiberg, Germany. There at one of the transfer points was a kiosk that not only provided reading material and snacks but also … beer!
It’s a beginning.
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