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.
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But you're not entirely on your own. There is one sign, at the bus stop, that identifies the route.
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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.