REQUIREMENT AT BUS STOP
1. Seating- provided at a bus stop should be made from durable, climate-appropriate materials.
2. Shelter and shade- Protection from the summer sun is a high priority in designing transit furniture and its associated landscaping. Bus stop that provide weather protection and benches work best in conjunction with landscaping or vertical panels for shade. East- and westfacing shelters benefit when seating can be located on both sides of a shade element. The
shelter provides overhead protection from weather conditions.
3. Lighting- Good lighting can enhance a waiting passenger’s sense of comfort and security; poor lighting may encourage unintended use of the facility by non-bus patrons, especially after hours.
4. Bicycle accommodation- Bicycle storage facilities, such as bike racks, may be provided at bus stops for the convenience of bicyclists using transit. Designated storage facilities encourage bicycle riders from locking bikes to bus stop.
5. Call boxes- Call boxes link the transit user to emergency personnel and increase the user’s sense of safety at an isolated stop.
6. Trash receptable- Trash receptacles can improve the appearance of a bus stop by providing a place to dispose of trash. Low user volumes may not justify the inclusion of this amenity at a bus stop; however, an ongoing litter problem at a bus stop may warrant the provision of a trash receptacle at an otherwise low-volume location.