What do we think of the new bus shelters?

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 . . .

Mordd Mordd 8:03 pm 24 Jul 08

Who the hell uses the Calwell playing fields stop? Try not only students, but soccer players on weeknights after training, on weekends for games, as well as me personally when i reffed at those fields. I’m pretty sure they’re utilised for other sports as well when its the soccer off-season, probably cricket in summer. Selfish canberrans always so willing to criticise, and from most of your comments i presume none of you were ever young yourselves.

bubzie bubzie 5:56 pm 24 Jul 08

there’s one right outside calwell playing fields.

Who the hell gets on the bus there? gahhhhhhhhh!

(oh, right, calwell high students, who will do a carney on them. or more..)

But yeah, i guess they’re better. and the seats are more comfy than the older ones, i guess.

johnboy johnboy 5:49 pm 24 Jul 08

At least now the carney can run away.

el el 5:38 pm 24 Jul 08

People will still continue to piss in the new shelters.

Having said that, the new style shelters will do a lot less to cars that slam into them than the old concrete bunkers.

peterh peterh 4:13 pm 24 Jul 08

PM said :

Strangely, I saw one of those concrete “bunker” bus stops painted blue located around Liverpool in Sydney over the weekend. I freaked. I thought they were only a Canberra thing… but I was wrong.

maybe it was sick of the cold, and moved…

PM PM 3:42 pm 24 Jul 08

Strangely, I saw one of those concrete “bunker” bus stops painted blue located around Liverpool in Sydney over the weekend. I freaked. I thought they were only a Canberra thing… but I was wrong.

peterh peterh 3:37 pm 24 Jul 08

Crikey said :

Well peterh the deal with the provider is that they maintain and clean the new shelters for free.

And I would suggest that they are more likely to do that compared to how the ACT Government look after their stock of bus shelters.

but, and there is a big but, how weather proof are they? even on a rainy day, the rain coming into the bus shelter, you can stand behind it (the concrete ones), still see the road and not get that wet.

Aurelius Aurelius 3:32 pm 24 Jul 08

The crucial difference with the new ones is that the government or ACTION dont pay for them
If we waited for ACTION to provide them, we’d wait a long time
So even if they’re useless against the wind and rain, they’re better than nothing

OzChick OzChick 2:47 pm 24 Jul 08

The orange and green are a bit bright, I would have preferred that they spent more money leaving some of the express services on the road. I hate that I have to switch buses at the Belco interchange, and the buses are ALWAYS full during peak hours…

Crikey Crikey 2:47 pm 24 Jul 08

Well peterh the deal with the provider is that they maintain and clean the new shelters for free.

And I would suggest that they are more likely to do that compared to how the ACT Government look after their stock of bus shelters.

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