Bus Stop with bench on Wellington Street just north of Rose Glen Gardens.
Some weeks later, another bus stop was located at the south driveway entrance to Rose Glen Gardens. This 2nd bus stop, which has a shelter, is convenient both for the seniors in the retirement home and for the people in nearby apartment buildings at 50 and 49 Wellington--see photo below.
Bus stop with shelter on Wellington Street near the Courtesy X Walk at Rose Glen Gardens.
With two stops so close together, it seemed a good idea to move the original bus stop with its bench further up Wellington Street, perhaps all the way to the corner of Phillips Road. At that location, it would better serve the many residents of the two apartment buildings at 99 and 101 Phillips Road.
On Saturday, February 6, I sent a message to Peter Angelo, Director of Works and Engineering for Port Hope. I suggested that the original bus stop be moved further up Wellington to the corner of Phillips Road. At this new location the bus stop would improve service to bus riders without adding any cost to bus operation.
GOOD NEWS! On Monday, February 8, Town Staff installed a new bus stop at the corner of Wellington Street and Phillips Road. The next day they installed a freshly painted bench at the stop--see photo below.
New Bus Stop with bench on Wellington Street at the corner of Phillips Road.
Many thanks to Mr. Angelo and his staff.
Anyone who has a suggestion for improving bus service in Port Hope can contact Mr. Angelo at his office:
Peter A. Angelo, P.Eng.
Director, Works and Engineering
Municipality of Port Hope
56 Queen Street, PO Box 117
Port Hope, ON
tel: (905) 885-2431 ext. 203
fax: (905) 885-0507