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Old 09-28-2019, 12:22 PM
 
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Yeah. Give the old people/the people in wheelchairs/the women pushing strollers a break.
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Old 09-28-2019, 12:47 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Keep the stops, but having more frequent bus service including additional express / limited stop bus service with bus lanes and traffic signal priority is probably best. Taking away stops right now is generally silly.
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Old 09-28-2019, 03:46 PM
 
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Yeah. Give the old people/the people in wheelchairs/the women pushing strollers a break.
Ill give them a break when they pay the fare just like I do. Old people with rolling walkers and people in wheelchairs do not pay the fair. They get on the bus, demands a seat and never pay the fare.
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Old 09-28-2019, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Harlem, NY
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Leave it be. You got options
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Old Yesterday, 08:25 AM
 
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Keep the stops, but having more frequent bus service including additional express / limited stop bus service with bus lanes and traffic signal priority is probably best. Taking away stops right now is generally silly.
I almost never take buses (because they all tend to be awful) but I agree that more lines (and maybe during rush hour) should have limited stops.
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Old Today, 04:15 AM
 
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I almost never take buses (because they all tend to be awful) but I agree that more lines (and maybe during rush hour) should have limited stops.
What I never understood when I was younger was why people took the bus in Manhattan when there was a subway for example on Broadway when you had the subway beneath you. Or take a bus on the Grand Concourse when the D Train ran below it given the traffic.
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Old Today, 05:29 AM
 
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..uhh not on the grand concourse, third ave,melrose..and 149st going east/west.
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Old Today, 06:26 AM
 
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What I never understood when I was younger was why people took the bus in Manhattan when there was a subway for example on Broadway when you had the subway beneath you. Or take a bus on the Grand Concourse when the D Train ran below it given the traffic.
My parents never go to the city but one time I got them to go for something and trying to figure out a route that got them there with the least amount of step climbing due to health problems is reason enough to see why people avoid subways when they can. They had to take the stairs up and down by where they live because they had no choice---no escalators or elevators in their area at all where the trains are---the bus is one step.
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Old Today, 08:57 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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What I never understood when I was younger was why people took the bus in Manhattan when there was a subway for example on Broadway when you had the subway beneath you. Or take a bus on the Grand Concourse when the D Train ran below it given the traffic.
Some people don't like taking the subway because they have mobility problems, and the subways aren't exactly that handicapped accessible. For others they don't care about the bus taking longer. They feel safer. If you are going long distances, yes the subway makes sense, but sometimes if backtracking is involved it may not.
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Old Today, 09:51 AM
 
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Man, I hope some of you all never get treated when you're old the way you treat old people now. Who the f*** begrudges Dottie Smith, age 82, retired from a lifetime of garment-district work and raising her kids, half a bus fare so that she can continue to live independently (which, btw, is a LOT cheaper for the taxpayer than in-home care would be)?
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