When I first started working in San Francisco around 1990, a proposal to consolidate bus stops that are too close together would have been a battle between well-meaning transit staff in favor and angry senior citizens opposed. And in the grievance-loving world of San Francisco politics, the angrier side usually wins. So it's sign of how far transit advocacy has come in San Francisco that the continued efforts of the San Francisco Transit Effectiveness Project is getting such balanced feedback, seniors still opposed, understandably, but with transit and pedestrian activists cited in favor, politely and accurately explaining (as I explained here) that too-close stop spacing really slows down service.
“Taking out stops means Muni runs faster, which means more people take Muni, which means less cars, which means less potential for pedestrian fatalities,” Champsee said. (Examiner)