Dude, Where's My Bus Stop?

Dude, Where's My Bus Stop?

Looking for the #1 bus in Central Square? You better know where it is, because you won't find a sign pointing to it.

  • Posted on: 4 December 2013
  • By: stannenb

Imagine you are newly arrived in Central Square, looking for the MBTA's most heavily used bus line, the Number 1 bus. How would you find the stop.

From the subway, here's what you would see:

View from subway exit 1
View from subway exit 2
View from subway exit 3
View from subway exit 4
Perhaps you make your way around the corner to the bus lanes on Magazine Street, where the starters' shack looks promising. But there's no help to be found.
But you're not entirely on your own. There is one sign, at the bus stop, that identifies the route.
And when you look more carefully, you see a schedule, from 2009.
Number 1 Bus Schedule, from 2009
The author is a member of Cambridge's Public Transportation Advisory Committee, which will be meeting tonight, December 4, at 5:30 PM at the Cambridge Senior Center to discuss, among other things, wayfinding.
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Cover photo from Flickr user Dan4th, CC BY 2.0 license.