Find out what these recommendations are below. They also contribute to condensing activity to a single point on the sidewalk without affecting the flow of pedestrians.
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This also offers an opportunity to create a safer space where passengers can board buses more calmly. Where applied, bus bulbs should be 40 feet long and at least 6-feet wide with no step to the sidewalk based on a foot bus.
This is possible if the stops become intermodal centers distributed throughout the city that offer public bicycle rentals as well as opportunities for ride shares and other services. In fact, if the design and location of the stops are well planned, it is possible to reduce travel times and thus increase confidence in the transit system.
If there is a step to the sidewalk, the bus bulb should be at least 10 feet in width or be designed to accommodate the length of the wheelchair ramp used on most standard foot buses.
Bus stops are required to meet ADA standards, including the provision of landing pads and curb heights that allow for buses to load passengers in wheelchairs. The amount of sidewalk space around a bus stop should meet the intended demand and ridership levels.
The vast majority of bus stops are located at intersections. Where driveways or alleys make the far-side stop location problematic.
Recommended 2 Bus shelters should be provided for stops on routes with high boarding numbers. Where possible, pedestrian crossings should be accommodated behind the departing transit vehicle.