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Did I mention that they closed my stop?

This will teach me to choose a home based on its proximity to bus stops.*

Stop closed!

Dear bus rider: You're screwed.

I’m more than a little irritated that Metro posted this notice in August and then never even responded to the feedback they requested–mine or anyone else’s.

I get all the stuff about stop consolidation and blah, blah, blah, and I will even admit to being a bit of a NaMBS (as in, “Not at my bus stop!”) about this. But …

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Speaking of busing with babies…

Today after church, at a southbound 48 stop, I spotted one of my bus parenting heroes, a man I’ve never actually met. Back in ’08, when Chicklet was but a wee lass, I saw him playing Connect Four with his kid at a northbound 48 stop (in the shelter that advocates for what Bus Nerd refers to as “the right to safe trife“). Having already begun my bus reading adventures with young Chicklet, I was inspired by the concept of bonding in transit–and by the way the two of them interacted. Also, I love Connect …

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No bench? No problem! (part III)

If Metro insists on removing our shelter benches

Stop amenity

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Westbound 4, 12:40 PM

Heading downtown

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Bus (driver) luh

Aww…

Bus drivers in love

And yes, I know this is a terrible, terrible (phone) photo, but I absolutely could not resist posting it. Tell me I was wrong.

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Waiting for the 48 (or, my heart, at the bus stop)

Waiting for the 48

Waiting for the 48

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Homage to a brilliant bus nerd

I recently passed this Jacob Lawrence tribute shelter on Jefferson, somewhere between 18th and 21st.

Jacob Lawrence bus stop

I can’t believe I never noticed it before!

Thanks to my dad, I’ve known and appreciated Lawrence’s work since childhood. (Pops was both an admirer of Mr. Lawrence’s paintings and an acquaintance of the artist.) What I didn’t know until I read this HistoryLink essay is that both Lawrence and his wife, Gwendolyn Knight, were bus people.

In 1971, Jacob …

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Speaking of finding religion…

Southbound “everything” stop at 3rd & Madison, 3-ish:

Praise the Lord for the 39

The 39 does have some heavenly views.

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Southbound Montlake surface stop, 6:00 PM

bus stop mysery
(via: Bus Nerd)

My guess: Inspiration/notes for a novel or short story. Hey, sometimes you have a breakthrough but no paper.

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Westbound 27 stop, 3:45 PM

More abandoned shoes, this time at 3rd & Yesler:


Apparently, someone was using this pair for storage.

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