|The bus at Alewife.|
|Yeah, that's about the extent of the ridership on this bus.|
|"Disappearing inc." That's hilarious!|
Ridership: Pretty much nonexistent, since it was just me and then one guy going back. That said, it was the last morning trip of the route, and more people might've gotten on heading to Alewife. The 84 only gets an average of 356 riders per weekday, but that's not too bad considering the small amount of trips it makes.
Pros: As a commuter route, it's pretty good. It runs directly from Alewife to Arlmont, and is the quickest way from the latter to the Red Line. It also runs pretty often during the evening rush hour: every 17 minutes.
Cons: But during the morning rush hour, it's every half hour, which isn't as good. And those are the only times this route runs. No midday service. No weekend service. Just rush hour.
Nearby and Noteworthy: I don't think I've ever mentioned this, but all the Route 2 buses go by the Lanes and Games bowling alley, which is a place I love. I suppose that's one use for the stop at the pedestrian overpass...
Final Verdict: 5/10
I mean, it's a fine route as a commuter bus, but...ehhh. I dunno, it has a very limited schedule, it's not well-used, and it's honestly quite short. I guess it's a fine route, but there's nothing spectacular or noteworthy about it. It's just a slightly below-average Alewife commuter route.
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