Greenandgold wrote: kappycaft1 wrote:
Alright... question about bus stops for you public-transportation gurus.
Assuming that I am trying to go from Regents to (insert name of place here), are the following bus stops the closest available stops?6:
East Hyde Park & East End28:
East Hyde Park & East End170:
Stony Island & 57th Street (It looks like Regents residents shouldn't even consider this bus?)171:
South Hyde Park & 53rd Street (This seems like it would be more convenient for Del Prado residents but an okay substitute for 172?)172:
East Hyde Park & East End
... and then when returning from the law school, I assume that "1111 East 60th Street" is the best stop for 170, 171, and 172?
Thanks in advance for your responses, and I apologize for using question marks at the end of sentences that aren't grammatically questions.
This is all correct. The 172 is the bus everyone takes from Regents to the law school. You can also take the 171, but it's about a quarter mile to the closest stop from Regents.
The 1111 East 60th Street stop is right in front of the law school.
My only advice on all this would be if you're taking the 171 to campus to get it at Hyde Park and 55th (the northwest corner, not the northeast) - the route ends/begins at the Shoreland (54th and S. Shore) so if you get it at 53rd/Hyde Park, sometimes the bus will go out of service or sit for a few minutes. Obviously that's a longer walk, so if you're up in the Regents/Algonquin/Scholar's triangle, you'll almost always take the 172 to campus. Taking the 171 back from campus, though, is not much more of a walk than the 172.
You should also be aware of the 2! It's a great bus, but it only runs during rush hour. The closest stop is 51st and Lake Park. And the 28 is a little tricky in that it only goes uptown during weekday rush hour, so any other time it'll just take you to 47th/Lake Park. Check what the top of the bus says before you get on it.
The 170 is absolutely useless and I don't really know why it exists.