A fundamental tenet of a usable bus service is to have stops that are accessible. A glaring exception is the Carling Avenue bus stop near the O-Train. Inconveniently far from any signalized cross over, the traffic department has resisted for a decade putting in ped-activated crossing lights. They have relented now, and agreed to a ped and cyclist activated crossing signal can be installed during the reconstruction of Carling Avenue.
Alas, that project has been rescheduled from 2011 to some unspecified future date, so bus users will have to continue to cross without signals.
I was unaware of how popular this bus stop was until earlier this week when I went by at ten in the morning. As shown in the pic below, two buses stopped at the same time, but I think most of the transferees got off the first bus.
Until now, my favorite “bad” bus stop was the corner of Greenbank and Baseline. Stops on the SW and W are so far away from the intersection it seems like a real hike to make a transfer. Of course, that is what we get when we locate bus stops to suit motorists rather than transit users.