Added Jul 22 2011
Does anyone have any suggestion on making this stop safer? Generally in the morning its fairly quiet and I quickly go to the train platform, but in the afternoon/evenings when leaving work I do everything possible NOT to take the green line to 47th.
On Tuesday afternoon I stood on the train platform until I could physically SEE the east bound bus. I walked down and was immediately approached by 3 men begging, 1 selling drugs on a bike, then finally another man covered in a bloody t-shirt who wouldn't back away. The worst part is another woman who was waiting on the bus thanked me for not leaving her on the stop alone because she was terrified of being the only woman standing there.
It is absolutely ridculous that so much mayhem can congregate on that bus stop and there be no way to prevent it. The sad part is that most days there is an actual police presence on the north side of the street.