Is the City of Sioux Falls using public transit to REDLINE Sioux Falls?

If you watch the presentation and look at the map above you will see there is a plan to move bus routes out of the ‘lily-white’ neighborhoods permanently, especially North Harrisburg (SE Sioux Falls).

Is this a backdoor way of making sure likely riders of public transit would not have options in affordable or accessible housing in these neighborhoods?

Public transit has been used in the past to redline neighborhoods.

The city council took the opportunity to NOT talk about this obvious glaring problem but to take up most of the Q & A time to complain about batteries for electric buses, because, you know, climate change is a hoax.



3 comments ↓

#1 Very Stable Genius on 01.12.23 at 10:00 am

Just another example of: ‘A Tale of Two Cities’. It’s as if Taupeville are the colonists while the rest of the city is Latin America. Roosevelt is much whiter than Washington. Trust me, this town ain’t into busing. Busing empowers the poor. Car wash places, however, cleanse the self-righteous. Would they ever call it Black Church Lane? A tornado hits Taupeville, and then it’s news. If it hits a working class neighborhood, then it takes four days to make minimal headlines. Food trucks, breweries, and boutiques are for the wealthy. Food bank news is for the self-righteous and to fulfill their self-subscribed burden. 57th Street is a wall, but they get away with calling it a street. Even the bike trail doesn’t really go down there. They don’t want just anyone wondering down to the Land of Lululemon and Mercedes G-Units. Luckily the snow does not discriminate, but it’s still white until the slush of capitalism exposes the potholes of our system, which run deep into us all as we separate between the haves and the have nots with a startling crevice in between.

( and Woodstock adds: “WOW!”…. “Maybe we could start a government program which helps everyone to buy a SUV, huh?”…. )

#2 Sheila Jones on 01.12.23 at 2:16 pm

I’d totally take the bus but there are no stops in my neighborhood and no stops near my work.

#3 D@ily Spin on 01.12.23 at 3:51 pm

What if I live in a poor neighborhood and can’t afford a car but must commute to a job in a well to do area? Serving only the poor neighborhoods kinda defeats the purpose. On the other hand, there could be a bus every 30 minutes to/from crack houses.