it's not the greatest area but I've never had an issue. It's been recomended in the past that the 23 alter its route so that riders don't have to walk a block when transferring south, and certainly I'd think that would be the case if the route were split. it's also been recomended to put access to the subway in the median island, which would further separate transfers from the sidewalk. I've been in your position before but I eventually got so tired of the slow ride I started transferring at erie since the subway is so much faster (that's particularly the case from south philly). the main annoyance with this is northbound,the bus often runs late so you end up standing around. of course, if the bus originated inat broad and erie, that would not be a problem. I'd also posit that for riders who do prefer a one seater, it might still make more sense if the germantown ave portion of the 23 had its southern routing changed to run on broad st from 11th/12th, perhaps moving the 4 bus so it runs n/s on 11th/12th between rising sun and south philly.
Originally Posted by CV's mum
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