Tuesday, May 6, 2008

TriMet Bus Stop ID 5059

This juxtaposition of the used car lot and the bus stop speaks for itself in these days of rapidly rising gasoline prices--surely both will become more busy as more people take the bus and/or rid themselves of larger vehicles. I took this photo on a Saturday, on the way back from the vet, so it's not representative of any sort of commute, but I have noticed much larger crowds on my morning commute for the past two weeks.
NE Sandy & 16th in Portland going east, Stop ID 5059

Served by

12-Sandy Blvd


No shelter
Stop is on the near side of the intersection
Traffic signal
Lighting at stop
Pavement at back door of bus
Curb ramp near stop
Pavement at front door of bus
Sidewalk near stop


Chuck Pefley said...

That looks like a pretty old used car lot. I, too, am hearing that bus ridership has increased significantly over the last few months here in Seattle. It's understandable.

AVCR8TEUR said...

I would take the bus too if it wasn't so inconvenient since I don't live in a big city. Gas is probably higher in CA than in OR. I like your photo and the dealership seems to be filled with gas guzzlers. I wonder if people are getting rid of big cars or all the little ones have already been purchased.

smilnsigh said...

A B&W! Don't remember seeing one here, before. But then, maybe I've forgotten.

Around here, the use of bus travel has increased too. Excellent. And also, we were just ahead of the trend, by putting more bus routes in, rather recently. All good, all round.

Except for the car salesmen, I suppose. Someone always wins and someone always loses, hu?


brian said...

nice photo.. i recently rode on the dallas rail system, and was quite surprised by the number of people using mass transportation.. i wish we had more options out here in the sticks!

Kris McCracken said...

But can you trust Chuck (Bleeg)?