I hadn’t heard anything lately about a move to change out benches at bus stops to a new design, but saw this letter in the paper today:

Spokesman-Review Letters to the Editor
Bus benches a service

I look at a bus bench ad I get a warm feeling, thinking, “What a thoughtful gesture of the business advertising on the back of the bench.” It is a community service done every day and night of the year. I imagine elderly people out for a walk might rest on them.

It would be wrong to replace them with a mesh metal bench that can’t be sat on when it’s cold or hot weather, and with no support for a person’s back. Should a child fall off backwards it could result in a serious head injury.

Leila L. Larson
Spokane

Anyone got the scoop on this? Is there a new move afoot to regarding bus benches in Spokane?

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