beautyfromashes wrote:Just have both the Linwood and 31st stops. Not worth pissing off a large group of supporters just to cut one stop, especially since either are better than the 45st St stop.
Just have one long stop serving both streets better. Why does the train need to stop a block apart to make a small number of people happy when they can walk an extra block?
There needs to be
be a Union Hill stop that is separate from Linwood, and in my opinion the stop should be at 30th. That's the closest intersection to being halfway between 27th and Linwood. 30th is the most direct access point to Main for most of Union Hill's housing, including a ton of apartments and condos, as well as a hotel.
In the CBD, which is far more pedestrian friendly than anything between 27th & and Linwood, streetcar stops are spaced about every 2 blocks because that's where they need to be in order for people to be willing to walk to the stops and use the streetcar. And those are SHORT blocks.
The blocks in Midtown are 40% longer. Saying people in Union Hill can just "walk an extra block" is oversimplifying because not only is it at best an extra three
blocks (on a hill) from where most of the people live, that works out to the equivalent distance of just under 5 blocks in the CBD. If you overlay the CBD into the same space that the streetcar span skips over to snub Union Hill, it's as if the streetcar went from the 7th Street stop to about half a block shy of the Kauffman Center stop without any stops in-between. And that would be ridiculous.
Seriously, what's the cost to add one more bench and sign so that the people in Union Hill who are paying for this thing can have a convenient stop like is being given to everyone else
in Midtown except