GREENDALE (WITI) -- The Bus User Safety at Southridge Coalition held an Easter Promenade outside of Southridge Mall on Saturday, April 19th to protest the relocation of a bus stop.
Mall management made the decision to move a bus stop that was once at a mall entrance to a bus stop 1,000 feet from the doors, which is a much further distance for disabled and elderly people.
The new location makes people navigate through a parking lot and deal with traffic, and some bus riders feel it's an unjust decision.
"There are many passengers who will no longer be able to safely negotiate their way from where bus stop has been displaced to any of the entrances here at Southridge," said Tracy Harrington, director of Para Transit Milwaukee County.
Protesters walked around the mall wearing bonnets and holding signs to show their disapproval of the new bus stop location.
"It's very simple to put the stop where it was before, because it's certainly no safer for passengers," said Harrington.
The general manager of the mall made a statement saying the mall remains committed to the safety of all shoppers and employees, but declined to talk on camera.