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Old routing

CDTA Lark and Washington old routing

New routing

CDTA Lark and Washington NEW routing

Stop changes and consolidation

CDTA Lark and Washington stop change Lark-Dove-Spring

CDTA Lark and Washington stop change Lexington-Sprague-HenryJohnson

Here's the new consolidated CDTA stop / pedestrian upgrades at Washington and Lark

Lark Library CDTA bus stop

Some quick follow-up about that project to consolidate the bus stops near Washington Ave and Lark Street and add in a few pedestrian amenities. (The project has been in the works for a few years and there was some drama involved.)

The new bus stop shelter is installed in front of the Albany Public Library. The new mid-block traffic signal and cross walk is operating. (The queue jumper light for the bus wasn't unwrapped as of Tuesday.) And this past Sunday CDTA switched a bunch of bus lines over to the stop and their new, more streamlined routes west. Update: Here are large-format diagrams from CDTA explaining the route and stop changes.

The eastbound -- that is, toward downtown -- routes and stops didn't change.

The goal of the project was to make the intersection work better for buses and pedestrians. The previous stop arrangement was cramped, and it forced the the lines headed west along Western and Washington to first make their way up Central and then cut back to their intended path. The new consolidate stop has more space and allows the buses to directly head up either Washington or Western.

And the new mid-block signal and crosswalk is intended to make it safer to cross the long block between Lark and Dove. (So use the crosswalk!)

The cost of the project was $1.3 million and it was backed by state and federal money.

Here are a few more pics -- and those diagrams -- if you'd like gawk...

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Comments

It sure would be nice to just cross the street to transfer from a Northbound #18/13 to a Westbound route. Another consolidated station directly across from the new one would be perfect.... Oh right, one business expressed concern about bus-riding people hanging out nearby and the idea was immediately killed. How do we find out how much money and to which campaigns the owners donated? I'd like to have that kind of influence, so definitely curious how much it costs.

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