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SAFER (Shelter Access for Every Rider) Greenville

Team members: Row 1 (l-r): John Harvey, Elizabeth Mann,
Katy Pugh Smith, Melissa Bailey-Taylor
Row 2 (l-r): Lakeia Harris, Jonathan Cote, John Lattimore

The Greenlink bus transit system is the primary means of transportation for many members of the Greenville community. However, many Greenlink bus stops are not easily accessible by individuals living with disabilities because these stops lack ADA-compliant waiting areas. In addition, only 65 of Greenlink’s 427 bus stops have sheltered waiting areas. Building concrete landing pads and shelters at Greenlink bus stops can improve the look, safety, and accessibility of these stops.

Therefore, in partnership with Greenlink, this project aims to create Safe Access for Every Rider in the Greenlink system by raising the necessary funds and obtaining the necessary access rights to construct ADA-compliant waiting areas and shelters at two high-usage stops; adopting these two stops as a pilot of the Adopt-A-Stop program that Greenlink hopes to roll out across its system; and promoting the Adopt-A-Stop program. This project will also decorate the two new shelters with photos from the “Greenville Faces: Transit” photo project completed in fall 2018 in an effort to promote the use of the Greenlink bus system.