Why transit-stop improvements alongside Roxhill Park are only half done

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The days are getting shorter, and lighting matters more than ever – especially at transit stops. But the very-long-awaited lighting improvements for the area along the north side of Roxhill Park aren’t in place yet, even though the other part of the project – an upgraded sidewalk – is complete. Community advocate Amanda Kay, who fought for the improvements as a founder and co-chair of the Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Coalition, asked Metro why. The explanation arrived this week: The four “pedestrian-scale” lights that were to be installed were damaged during shipping. So they’re now awaiting replacements. They’re hoping to have the lights in place before the end of the month, along the stretch between the layover area and the passenger waiting area.

3 Replies to "Why transit-stop improvements alongside Roxhill Park are only half done"

  • old timer November 1, 2017 (7:19 pm)

    Thanks for your energy toward this lighting, Amanda.

    It takes real dedication holding  “public servants” to account.

  • anonyme November 2, 2017 (6:31 am)

    There should be two stop zones along this stretch so that customers (especially the elderly and/or mobility impaired) don’t have to hike up the equivalent of two blocks just to get on the same bus and finish their trip.  The existing shelter is often employed for some kind of drug activity, so no place to rest once you get there, either.

    • J November 3, 2017 (11:30 am)

      Agreed. You can’t tell where buses will stop until they get there, at which point you have to rush to their stopping point to get on. If you can’t move quickly, the driver might not even notice you and they’ll be gone before you can get on the bus. This happens to my coworker who uses a cane and waits downtown at a crowded and lengthy bus loading zone.

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