Skip to Content
Streetsblog New York City home
Streetsblog New York City home
Log In
Sorriest Bus Stops 2017

Send Us Your Nominations for America’s Sorriest Bus Stop

After two years of Streetsblog's sorry bus stop competitions, we've only seen the tip of the iceberg -- there are so many more uncomfortable, inaccessible, and outright dangerous American bus stops in need of a good public shaming. Every year we hear from readers who say they wish they'd sent in a picture of their worst local bus stop to compete, so we're putting together another bracket.

We need your help to fill out the field of bus stops that will compete for nationwide ridicule (and with it, a kick in the pants for local streets and transit agencies who are responsible). We're looking for entries that exemplify what needs to change with waiting environments for buses and the streets that lead to them.

The first part of every bus trip is the walk to the stop, but too many streets are designed for cars, not pedestrians. In surveys, people say comfortable waiting areas are an important factor in their decision to ride transit, but too many bus stops are just a stick poking out of the sidewalk, with nowhere to sit and no protection from the elements.

From the reader submissions, Streetsblog staff will select the field that will compete in the sorriest bus stop bracket. Extra weight will be given to entries in urban areas where transit service is especially important.

A bus stop in Silver Spring, Maryland, won the dishonor last year, following the inaugural shaming of a lonely asphalt patch in St. Louis County.

Send your nominations to angie [at] streetsblog [dot] com or leave them in the comments. Be sure to include a photo, the exact location (preferably tagged in Google Maps), and a short description of what makes the bus stop so awful. The deadline is August 15.

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog New York City

Thursday’s Headlines: Paris is a Lot Cooler than NYC Edition

The City of Light has figured out how to reduce the heat island effect. Plus other news in today's daily digest.

July 18, 2024

Exclusive: Legal Team Announced for Suit Against Hochul’s Congestion Pricing ‘Pause’

Attorneys from three firms have inked a joint defense agreement to fight "the governor’s illegal decision to cancel congestion pricing," Comptroller Brad Lander said.

July 17, 2024

Brooklyn BP Wants Mayor Adams To Do More To Reduce Parking

Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso's recommendation on City of Yes: Eliminating parking mandates is not enough!

July 17, 2024

Wednesday’s Headlines: Citi Bike By the Numbers Edition

Haters of Citi Bike are really going to detest the new website. Plus other news.

July 17, 2024

Once Again, There is More Evidence that Safer Streets Help Local Business

...and there's more insight into why people simply don't believe it.

July 17, 2024
See all posts