But Ben Schapiro and Tom Kepler
, both of whom live within walking distance of the proposed stations, face a more conflicted challenge: seeking the most viable choice, even if it means a lengthier hike for themselves.
Both Schapiro and Kepler
agreed the Ridge location - near its intersection with Case Street - contains several drawbacks, such as high traffic volume and narrow lanes, which altogether inhibit bike and bus-related infrastructure.
Consequently, the feasibility study suggested Dodge and Asbury avenues as more optimal sites for station development.
An Asbury stop would cost $22.4 million and serve 263,000 annual riders, and a Dodge stop would cost at least $27.2 million and serve 203,000 annual riders, according to the presentation's estimates.
Kepler, an Evanston-based graphic designer whose residence would be accommodated by a Dodge station, said he has noticed "a lot more support for Asbury all of a sudden.
was not present at Thursday's meeting but added in a snap decision between Asbury and Dodge, he
"wouldn't say any one has many issues against it."
"Each one has its advantages and disadvantages over the other one, but at this point both are great options, in my opinion," Kepler
"The survey is very significant," Kepler