What’s a visitor to make of our bus signage

johnboy 13 February 2009 22

BOZO sent in this one he saw in O’Connor.

Now imagine you’re new to this town and trying to use the bus system. By way of example like so many of the university first year students.

Have you realised yet that local government signage is often obsolete and best disregarded?

Or would you try and make sense of this?

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Granny Granny 11:30 pm 15 Feb 09

Don’t thank me, p1!

; D

p1 p1 11:25 pm 15 Feb 09

I always read them as “lane-one-form”.

Although for the next few days I might be hearing a Yoda voice in my head saying

“Lane one, form you will”…

Granny Granny 11:12 pm 15 Feb 09

Of course they’re “Lane One Form”. You can’t read them any other way. But at least you know what they mean Yoda-wise.

Hells_Bells74 Hells_Bells74 8:02 pm 15 Feb 09

Yeh, Lane One Form indeed! My boyfriend and I both agree, even being born in Canberra that we were constantly perplexed.. I even remember questioning my mum often about it often as a kid and getting frustrated when she always read it upside down. I pay no mind to them now, but my man said he still thinks it when he’s see it, oh to be 21 again hehe.

farnarkler farnarkler 8:01 pm 15 Feb 09

I’m sure more than one ANU student will be pleased to see their name immortalised on a Canberra sign.

gooterz gooterz 12:42 am 15 Feb 09

At least the new seats are goodish! so when u miss the bus thinking ur waiting for the 381 you can sit down!

pelican pelican 10:00 pm 14 Feb 09

Not sure about the bus signage but as a new person to Canberra few years back I could not get over the “Lane One Form” signs painted on the road. Didn’t realise people read books from the bottom up until then. 😀

Felix the Cat Felix the Cat 7:48 pm 14 Feb 09

Cheatley said :

If I was a new student in town I would ask someone and they would tell me what bus I should take and where to find a timetable, because I’m not stupyd.

Right…

Hells_Bells74 Hells_Bells74 11:22 am 14 Feb 09

Oh, but thank the stars for the internet when it comes to planning bus travel.

Hells_Bells74 Hells_Bells74 11:21 am 14 Feb 09

The interchanges are crappy and you can only hope to not need to go to the loo when waiting at Belco. At best at the street bus stops you can find sloppy and inconsistent information if you are lucky to at all.
Oh, and thumbs down for Action, was catching a bus on Moynihan/Ligertwood cres Evatt and couldn’t see a damn thing coming till it was on top of me if I chose to use the shelter.

I could go on all week about the last few years I relied on public transport, forget it almost for your outta town friends.

fabforty fabforty 10:51 am 14 Feb 09

I often wonder what visitors to Canberra make of a bus interchange with no visible ticket/information office, just a paper sign taped to the back of the bus shelter saying something like “Ticket office located at Bailey’s Corner”. If I was new to Canberra, I would be wondering where the hell Bailey’s Corner is. I could always stop and ask someone as Cheatly suggests, but I shouldn’t have to. Catching a bus for non-locals shouldn’t be a guessing game.

Gobbo Gobbo 8:40 pm 13 Feb 09

Bravo. 🙂

Cheatley Cheatley 8:35 pm 13 Feb 09

If I was a new student in town I would ask someone and they would tell me what bus I should take and where to find a timetable, because I’m not stupyd.

hetzjagd1 hetzjagd1 7:39 pm 13 Feb 09

Typical of Action

Ryan Ryan 6:44 pm 13 Feb 09

Gobbo said :

I’d say this is old signage that requires removal. There is no route 381 any more. (If there ever was?)

Route 381 was once City to Dickson via Lyneham and O’Connor. (see: http://actbus.net/History/Network88.html)

It’s just an old sign that was never removed.

niftydog niftydog 5:29 pm 13 Feb 09

+1, p1.

p1 p1 4:54 pm 13 Feb 09

It is probably heritage listed.

caf caf 4:21 pm 13 Feb 09

There was a 381 in the mid ninties.

Gobbo Gobbo 3:41 pm 13 Feb 09

I’d say this is old signage that requires removal. There is no route 381 any more. (If there ever was?)

Gobbo Gobbo 3:32 pm 13 Feb 09

Buses run Monday til noon and then on Saturday?

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