To Whom It May Concern, to the decision-makers involved:
To my dismay, I saw that the bus shelters in downtown Ravenna were removed. They have been an important feature to me in my little travels to Walmart and on into Kent for various appointments.
I walk two to three blocks to get to the bus stop there (or where the shelter was) and always appreciated a place to sit, especially since wait time for my buses can be 15 to 20 minutes or more at times.
I know, I understand also that those shelters are or can be hangouts for some people, but can't the abuse be curtailed by a now-and-then visit of police presence? Why is it that abusers dictate usage or non-usage of those of us (and I'm assuming that there are other innocent bus users like me) who cause no unsightly or more serious problems in these shelters.
Because I'm almost 72, and walking and standing can be tiring, I wanted to voice this opinion in hopes that other legitimate users, bus wait-ers, might do so also.
Patricia Lamb, Ravenna