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Where should bus shelters be installed in South Philly?

Tired of standing in the rain waiting for the bus? SEPTA is looking for public feedback on new bus shelter locations in the city, and who knows, maybe riders on the soon-to-be split Route 23 will get lucky.

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Over the next 5 years, they’re hoping to double the number of bus shelters, along with replacing the existing ones with a new, more sleek design.

As SEPTA is preparing to choose the first round of locations for this improved bus shelter, they’re looking for feedback on what locations you use most, and where you’d like to see new ones placed.

A number of factors will go into choosing a location. For one thing, proximity to highly used facilities like hospitals, shopping centers, senior centers and community centers is important. They’re also looking for locations that have high ridership, along with the necessary space on the sidewalk.

SEPTA has proposed a total of 17 locations in South Philly. You can also vote on suggestions for shelters, or add your own proposed locations, here.

As for the Route 23, our section of it will become known as Route 45 as of the end of this month in an effort to ease delays along route. The bus will still travel up 11th and down 12th, running as far south as Broad and Oregon, but it will stop at the northernmost point at 11th and Noble in the Callowhill section of the city.

Where would you like to see new bus shelters?

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4 Responses to Where should bus shelters be installed in South Philly?

  1. DL November 19, 2015 at 7:48 am #

    Bus shelters are a great idea along broad street and Washington ave. How about we add a trash can to every existing and new bus shelter to help clean up the city?

    • CS November 21, 2015 at 11:16 am #

      How about a trash can at every bus stop? That would definitely help with some of the litter in neighborhoods across the city.

  2. toynbee November 23, 2015 at 12:25 pm #

    The stop on Snyder across the lot from Shoprite is typically fairly busy with people sitting on overturned shopping carts and such. The complete lack of seating and shelter seem to be an obvious problem.

  3. Kat December 3, 2015 at 4:06 pm #

    Instead of creating a few expensive shelters and upgrading Center City shelters, could they just put in a few cheap ones in all the neighborhoods that need one? Just so some of the elderly can have a tiny bit of shelter in the rain and snow.

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