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What do we think of the new bus shelters?

By johnboy - 24 July 2008 30

So bus riders. What do you think of the new shelters? How do they stack up against the old?

Do they keep the wind out? Can you see the bus coming? Are they cleaner? How comfortable are the seats? RiotACT wants to know.

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For those who haven’t been paying attention here’s the contrast of old and new:

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jonnyboy 5:02 pm 15 Aug 08

If we have to have the shelters so be it but what im interetsed in is that Adshel says they will provide 241 shelters both advertising and non advertising – so where are they, how many are installed, when will they be all installed and what is the ratio of non advertising to adveristing?

jakez 3:35 pm 25 Jul 08

Sammy said :

Rumour has it the private company are only interested in putting up these busstops/billboards on major roads

It’s not a rumour, its a fact thats built into the supply contract:

“These shelters are being provided by Adshel Street Furniture Pty Ltd under a contract which will involve the installation of a total of 241 new shelters, at no cost to the ACT community, by the end of 2009. Of these, only 133 will include advertising panels.”

Fantastic.

If lux doesn’t like it, I hope he/she has big pockets to pay for advertising free shelters across the city.

moff 12:07 pm 25 Jul 08

The old concrete ones are all accross australia – I don’t know who makes them, but they’re used in the Gold Coast as change rooms. Agreed though – they are showing their age. They are also notoriously poorly placed – often you won’t know that the bus is coming unless you hear it.

Sammy 9:48 am 25 Jul 08

Further to previous comment, this means that it’s in Adshel’s interest to focus the advertising version on high-exposure roads, and use the non-advertising versions on arterial roads.

Sammy 9:46 am 25 Jul 08

Rumour has it the private company are only interested in putting up these busstops/billboards on major roads

It’s not a rumour, its a fact thats built into the supply contract:

“These shelters are being provided by Adshel Street Furniture Pty Ltd under a contract which will involve the installation of a total of 241 new shelters, at no cost to the ACT community, by the end of 2009. Of these, only 133 will include advertising panels.”

caf 9:44 am 25 Jul 08

The old ones look like they were designed at a time when random dynamiting of bus shelters was a serious concern.

starry 7:40 am 25 Jul 08

I noticed as well they started putting seats down at all the stops in palmerston(after 15 yrs??).

Guess time will tell with the new bus shelters.

shiny flu 1:49 am 25 Jul 08

Personally the old wooden bus shelters in old-Canberra are a favorite of mine.

The orange big posts will now allow those who have more time on there hands than a giraffe to create larger and more beautiful graffiti/tagz-(wigga)- than the old yellow posts and the old-but-not-as-old-as-the-old-yellow-posts steel posts with bolted on yellow signs.

sepi 9:40 pm 24 Jul 08

Rumour has it the private company are only interested in putting up these busstops/billboards on major roads.

miz 8:17 pm 24 Jul 08

None around my area yet. As usual, everything gets rolled out in north canberra, and then they change their mind before they get to the outer ‘burbs . . .

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