We're No. 1: Seattle has nation's sorriest bus stop


    This bus stop at 6716 E. Marginal Way S. is in the final four to be the nation's sorriest bus stop. (Photo: KOMO News)

    Congratulations, Seattle: You won another award.

    Although this isn't probably one to celebrate. Streetsblog readers just declared this bus stop near South Seattle College as the worst in the country.

    The competition judged stops on "shoddy pedestrian environment that sprawling land use planning, car-centric street design, and plain old disregard for bus riders have created." Starting at the beginning of this month, voters whittled down a bracket of 16 stops based on tips from readers.

    The final two were stops in Munhall, Pennsylvania, and our own Seattle, Washington. The competition was fierce: Both stops were right between freight tracks (although the trains by Seattle's move slowly!) and a high-speed roadway, with very little pedestrian access or support.

    All in all the competition stayed fairly close, with both Munhall and Seattle basically neck-and-neck throughout Thursday. Seattle end up with 634 votes to Munhall's 476.

    Everyone shake hands... and try to avoid that bus stop, if you can.

    SeattlePI.com is a KOMO News partner. You can read this story at SeattlePI.com here.

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