October 26, 2006
Mall Bus Stop Relocations
TriMet has released the detailed locations of bus stops relocated for the Transit Mall reconstruction starting in January.
October 26, 2006 8:05 PM
I picked up the printed version onboard a bus the end of last week, which also has a nice stop-by-stop breakdown.
Did anyone else notice:
- They left 35-Greeley off the Rose Quarter stops? Or is that because it stops across the way on Interstate?
- 77-Broadway-Halsey looks like a big mess around Union Station? Does it magically teleport a few blocks?
And, finally, will this be the official end of the colored sectors (i.e., Brown Beaver, Purple Raindrops, Red Salmon, Yellow Rose, etc.)? I know they've been downplayed quite a bit for the last few years, with some of the buses moving from one to another, but it was sure easy to explain to tourists and relocating co-workers wanting to know where they could catch their bus.
October 26, 2006 10:16 PM
Bob R. Says:
I don't know for sure, but I suspect that this will be the end of the iconic sector system as we know it, or at least a serious transformation. The reason is that there will be fewer than half as many bus stops on the mall as there are today, so you can't neatly divide the stops up into sectors... some stops will have to serve 2 or 3 "sectors" in the new scheme.
Just my 2c.
- Bob R.
October 27, 2006 9:06 AM
Lenny Anderson Says:
The 35 Greeley will stop in the RQ on Interstate along with the 33 (as the 1 Greeley now does), not on Wheeler with all the other buses.
Getting the 77 to the front door of Union Station has merit, but its a little confusing on the map of how it gets to and from there, probably via Broadway and Irving.
October 27, 2006 2:03 PM
Jason McHuff Says:
As much as I wish they had avoided the need for all of this with a tunnel, I am impressed with their makeshift interactive map. I'm guessing a lot of work went in to making those pop-ups. Some comments:
*I noticed the issue with the 77 when I first saw the map. According to the route discription, it is planned to make a backwards "S" using Station Way (in front of Union Station), Irving, Broadway and Everett/Glisan.
*I don't like how all of the lines are gray. It makes it difficult to tell which lines go where. I understand that some streets have too many lines to show every individual one, but not all do. This is why I made my own version of the current map.
January 8, 2007 11:07 PM
This is probably the wrong place for this, but coming home tonight from a Monday night gathering - and seeing an "Instruction Bus" this morning where a fairly full bus (dignataries?) going south on 3rd Ave., turning onto Jefferson - I felt a little nostaligic for the old Transit Mall - thinking of the thousands (millions?) of people who've used it to get from point "A" to point "B" over the years, including all my use/enjoyment of it, which was being able to be no further than about two blocks away from the bus to just about anywhere in the metro area. Sure, the mall had its problems, but those were the skirmishes between one/two people only every once in a while.
Don't know if I'm allowed to ask this here, but is anyone out there planning a 'final ride/sendoff,' where a bunch of people get on one of the last buses of the night (i.e., the 1:30 AM #14, but would probably have to be much earlier for practicality), just to say you rode through it one more time? I know it sounds crazy, but after Saturday, it'll be gone (OK, so they'll re-open it in 2009, but much revamped).