Slow Boring: In “How to Make the Bus Better?” Matthew Yglesias mentions Director of Transportation and Land Use, Eric Goldwyn, and Fellow Alon Levy’s Brooklyn bus case study. “How close should bus stops be? The best practices drawn from Europe suggest 400 meters (about a quarter of a mile), though some of the cutting-edge research suggests going bigger than that. Levy and Goldwyn came up with 480-meter spacing for a proposed redesign of the network in Brooklyn.
"The key thing is that most U.S. bus routes stop way more frequently than 400 meters, so there’s a big room for change.”