First Round of Engagement

Public comments from the first round of engagement

Public comments from the first round of engagement

Missed the first round meetings? Don't worry!

Watch the meeting recording or download the slides here

Station Area and what we heard during the first round of engagement

Scroll through the images below to see the proposed elements for the station area, and design elements in response to input gathered during the first round of public engagement.

Second Round of Engagement

Concept A: Concept B:

Concept Plan A: Connect

Create better connections around the station area


  1. New Bus Stop and Public Plaza on Herron Avenue that are separated from each other and extend closer to the outbound platform
  2. Landscaped Hillside that is not publicly accessible
  3. Improved Inbound Stairs within their existing footprint
  4. Steeper Ramp with Native Plants that maintains a slightly larger greenspace area
  5. Covered Canopies along sections of the ramps and stairs


Proposed improvements included in BOTH Concepts A&B:



A. New, Larger Busway Platforms and canopies with enhanced amenities
B. Publicly Accessible Green Space between the ramp and the hillside
C. Renovated Downing Street Stairs integrated into the plaza area
D. Potential Community Parklet/Open Space along Downing Street
E. Renovated Herron Ave Bridge in coordination with DOMI for a better pedestrian experience
Concept B: Integrate
Prioritize the experience of the station area


  1. New Public Plaza and Bus Stop on Herron Avenue that are integrated and extend farther along Herron Avenue
  2. Terraced Stairs to outbound station platform
  3. Extended Inbound Stairs would be improved and extended to the platform
  4. Retaining Walls with Public Art along multiple switchback ramps
  5. Uncovered Ramp and Outbound Stairs with no shade/canopies



Give your comments on the design concepts

Leave your comments below on the proposed station area plan concepts: What do you like about the proposed improvements? What might be missing? What amenities would improve your experience while at or on your way to the station? This comment section will be open through the end of October. We will then compile the comments and develop a final design concept.

11 November, 2023

Anonymous says:

Ensure the inbound and outbound platforms are long enough to accommodate more than one bus.

19 October, 2023

Anonymous says:

Why not pave the vacant lot and gravel parking, petition for a permit zone on Downing? No one is driving/climbing here to picnic anyway

19 October, 2023

Anonymous says:

New shelters at Negley don't provide shade and don't block rain as well as old ones. Please use a different design for this one!

18 October, 2023

Anonymous says:

the bus shelter do not help nor protect from the elements. Still need umbrella open at the busway feel bad for seniors.

18 October, 2023

Anonymous says:

CONNECT option! Would love to see a better ped experience over the Herron St. Bridge from Lawrenceville w/ traffic calming & lighting

17 October, 2023

davidbreingan says:

Need traffic calming / ped improvements on Herron Ave: sidewalks on bridge, bumpout in front of station entrance, flashing beacon, crosswalk

17 October, 2023

Anonymous says:

Concept A looks awesome! Like another user said, a POGOH station close by would make it even better! The parklet is a nice touch as well.

15 October, 2023

Anonymous says:

Leave it how it is, and fix the dang steps that are already there. As a downing street resident. We need our parking & keep the nature as is

15 October, 2023

Anonymous says:

Residents do not want a parket! The city is ignoring us! We need our parking and the communal space the field provides for the neighborhood!

15 October, 2023

Anonymous says:

Leave Downing Street alone, just fix the steps, leave the green space alone

15 October, 2023

Anonymous says:

As a local resident that lives on Downing Street I’m terrified and hate the whole idea of this project just fix the existing steps

15 October, 2023

Anonymous says:

Polish Hill residents on Downing/Revere/Hancock DO NOT WANT A PARKLET DEVELOPED near their homes. Parking is already impossible.

Missed the second round meetings? Don't worry!

11 November, 2023

Anonymous says:

Ensure the inbound and outbound platforms are long enough to accommodate more than one bus.

19 October, 2023

Anonymous says:

Why not pave the vacant lot and gravel parking, petition for a permit zone on Downing? No one is driving/climbing here to picnic anyway

19 October, 2023

Anonymous says:

New shelters at Negley don't provide shade and don't block rain as well as old ones. Please use a different design for this one!

18 October, 2023

Anonymous says:

the bus shelter do not help nor protect from the elements. Still need umbrella open at the busway feel bad for seniors.

18 October, 2023

Anonymous says:

CONNECT option! Would love to see a better ped experience over the Herron St. Bridge from Lawrenceville w/ traffic calming & lighting

17 October, 2023

davidbreingan says:

Need traffic calming / ped improvements on Herron Ave: sidewalks on bridge, bumpout in front of station entrance, flashing beacon, crosswalk

17 October, 2023

Anonymous says:

Concept A looks awesome! Like another user said, a POGOH station close by would make it even better! The parklet is a nice touch as well.

15 October, 2023

Anonymous says:

Leave it how it is, and fix the dang steps that are already there. As a downing street resident. We need our parking & keep the nature as is

15 October, 2023

Anonymous says:

Residents do not want a parket! The city is ignoring us! We need our parking and the communal space the field provides for the neighborhood!

15 October, 2023

Anonymous says:

Leave Downing Street alone, just fix the steps, leave the green space alone

15 October, 2023

Anonymous says:

As a local resident that lives on Downing Street I’m terrified and hate the whole idea of this project just fix the existing steps

15 October, 2023

Anonymous says:

Polish Hill residents on Downing/Revere/Hancock DO NOT WANT A PARKLET DEVELOPED near their homes. Parking is already impossible.

You can watch the meeting recording below and download the slideshow pdf here

Third Round of Public Engagement