This is a guest post by Brent Taylor, a social media specialist at METRO.
Not all bus stops are created equal. Generally, METRO outfits bus stops based on several factors, including ridership, proximity to other routes, and accessibility. But outside forces can make the bus stop experience more difficult. At a recent board meeting, Christof Spieler commented on the construction of a new office building that had greatly affected the accessibility of a nearby bus stop.
So, what's the best thing to do when your stop doesn't seem like the safest place to be? Take a quick moment to survey the area around the stop. Standing clear of obstacles like hedges or parked cars will make you more visible to the bus operator and other traffic. If you ride after dark, consider bringing high-visibility or reflective clothing so you are easier to see.
The good news is we are constantly looking to upgrade our bus stops. We are assessing stops to see if they qualify for shelters. If you think your favorite stop needs an update, send us a comment or give us a call at 713-635-4000.
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