We (as in you and I) live in a rather semi-small town. Yes, the small shipyard town that likes to think it is on par with the bigger college towns miles away or with the business air of our capitol. Our town is a strange, awkward place. It was simply a town for yard workers that happened to be home to a community college.
Said community college gained size over the years with the more official and established 4 year colleges. Said place grew and grew over the years, becoming a big fancy-looking place that had the air of a four-year liberal arts college but deep down was and will always be that community college for kids who were too embarrassed or high and mighty to just go to the other, way cheaper (and better equipped) two-year community college a city away.
This had the two-year college in a four-year college’s clothing build up dorms and living spaces for the larger influx of students. This lead to those said students treating the small area of meh shops and streets as anytime cross walks. Now how does this affect the bus system?
Mainly because they, without fail, slow down the bus system. Too hoity toity to ride the bus, but not above walking in front of it during the lunch rush or by very popular lights. You guys just assume that that crosswalk will save you.
Well, today it nearly didn’t. The bus, unlike a car, isn’t built for maneuverability. One of you, in your hurry to get to that crappy Subway for lunch was not gonna let oncoming traffic get in the way of that lunch. He believed that the crosswalk would save him even though he had a red light on his side. A close and terrifying swerve of a cumbersome metal bus who had to quickly adjust to the body that should’ve been at the intersection clearly told said student wrong.