DCist front-pages some thoughtful comments about the bus loading issue. The one making fun of DC bureaucrats is vapid, but the others make a valuable point: it’s good to have the buses load and unload near offices and hotels, in areas with restaurants and shops so the bus riders can patronize the businesses, and in lively streets to give riders a good impression of DC.

Suggestions include taking out a block of parking near Metro Center, or building a bus loading area in the old convention center development. For that matter, if we really need a low-traffic area for the buses, why not use some of that enormous convention center parking lot in the meantime, maybe in the corner near Metro Center at 11th and H?

Where would you put a bus loading zone?

David Alpert is Founder and President of Greater Greater Washington and Executive Director of DC Sustainable Transportation (DCST). He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle. Unless otherwise noted, opinions in his GGWash posts are his and not the official views of GGWash or DCST.