Main Street Bus Stop Could See Updates

Jul 19, 2019

Credit City of Aspen

At a meeting Monday, Aspen's city council could approve a contract to update the bus stop at the corner of Garmisch and Main Street, one of the city's busiest. 


Currently, the down-valley bound side is just a patch of sidewalk, which causes congestion in front of Main Street businesses.  The city wants to add a weather shelter and signs with real-time bus information. 


The inbound side doesn’t have a designated stop. A  more defined stop in front of Paepke Park will help keep buses out of traffic and keep passengers out of bike lanes. 


If approved, the project will cost over $160,000.  Public outreach for shelter designs would start this fall, with construction slated to start in 2021.