Monday, March 9, 2015

SMART: Construction Calls for Better Signage Downtown

Where does one pickup the SMART bus downtown these days?

M-1 construction has taken over Woodward for the last six months. As a result, SMART Woodward buses have rerouted to Cass Avenue. Okay, that's fine. No big deal.

The problem is that I don't know where the stops are located and I don't think I'm the only one. There are no visible signs on Cass. None. How is a rider supposed to know where to pick up the SMART bus? Do the rider just stand at the corner and hope? But which corner? The south or north corner? How are bus riders supposed to know where to pick up the SMART bus?

I went to SMART's website and it wasn't helpful. Unfortunately, not all the stops for the Woodward downtown routes are listed. It only lists the major stop streets like Warren or Mack. What about the stops in between for the 450 or 460 routes?

Fortunately, luck has allowed me to get on the bus to head home but the question remains, why no bus signs? The M-1 construction isn't going away any time soon. 2 Women 4 Wheels thinks it makes sense for SMART to put up some temporary signs on Cass.

To our readers - what do you think? Are there any other routes that require temporary signage because of construction?

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