Portland Not Pedestrian Friendly

Portland Not Pedestrian Friendly

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Since: Dec 13

portland maine

#1 Dec 29, 2013
Portland is not very pedestrian friendly. Compared to similar size cities, Portland falls short of about 8 bus lines and few bus shelters. The only bus shelter on the peninsula proper is at Monument Square, but it serves more as in insult to bus riders. The Bus stop shelters in Winnipeg canada are really brilliant. they actually have radiators under the seats and doors that close.


consider the clarity of clear glass shelters of this kind compared to the pseudo-artsy black hulk of shelter downtown, that stands wide open to the cold.


I am beginning to see Maine as some sort of exclusive state that is lifeless and cold and unfriendly toward normal people. Time to move south? The North East is a regional hellhole with high rents.

Since: Dec 13

portland maine

#2 Dec 29, 2013
Asheville's bus route map, similar sized city comparison:


Since: Dec 13

portland maine

#3 Dec 29, 2013
Benefit of a bus stop shelters with doors: the city can lock them afterhours. I am aware that the city tore down most of its old shelters to make the snowglobe city look better for tourists. With clear plexiglass shelters that can be locked afterhours, the city can maintain a touristic appeal.

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