On January 16, 2018, this issue was unanimously supported by the full ANC5E Commission as part of Resolution 2018-01. The one change from the below is that we are no longer requesting the removal of the Hamlin St stop (due to community feedback). The request is for new shelters southbound at Monroe, Jackson, and Franklin and the removal of the Kearny St stop.
Ask WMATA for G8 bus shelters and a faster ride
Sign below to ask WMATA for shelters on 7th Street southbound at Monroe, Jackson, and Franklin.
Currently, the ridership numbers for the G8 are not high enough to have shelters built. By removing stops at Kearny and Hamlin, we can have 3 shelters to wait in and a faster ride for everyone. Right now there are 5 stops along the 0.5 mile between Monroe and Franklin. The stops are currently 420-520 feet apart. There aren’t enough riders at any given stop to justify a shelter. Too many bus stops means that buses aren’t moving as quickly as they should be. See images of the current stops to determine if there's room for shelters.
Bus stop balancing would improve the ride for everyone along the route with minimal impact to those along 7th St. People who can currently reach multiple stops won’t see any difference. For riders at stops that have been moved, the maximum added walk time to a new stop should be 500 feet at a maximum. This (slightly) longer walk means a faster ride, which will enable people to spend more time doing the things they love.