There’s the large matter, in Dunedin, that Otago Regional Council can’t afford to provide new bus shelters. Actually, it seems totally unable to provide timetables at bus stops so why are we surprised.
The twentyfirst century hasn’t arrived at ORC, or the bus stops – other New Zealand cities have digital read-outs at their stops to tell you how many minutes away the next bus is.
Ah, but this is the Deep South of presbyterian economy – no flashy gadgets here for punters, no seats, no shelters, “no change – get off” if you flash the bus driver a ten or twenty dollar note to pay your fare.
To soften this misery, to raise hope of salvation one day, here’s a collection of bus stop advertisements to inspire! The bus shelter designs aren’t bad either.
Thanks to Paul’s (five15design) twitter feed, a mediation:
### http://www.designussion.com January 2, 2010
Inspiration, Showcases by Designussion
30+ Creative Bus Stop Advertisements
Modern advertising developed with the rise of mass production in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and since then we have not looked back. Everywhere we look today there is some form of advertising trying to persuade its viewers, readers or listeners to take some action. Due to the huge increase in advertising, companies have been forced to produce creative and unique advertising which takes a twist on original advertising to beat their competition.
Designussion Link + Images/Youtube videos
In brief, something about ‘quality of design’ and city regeneration…
### http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk 4 January, 2010
Design team sought for new Stoke bus station
By James Pallister
Stoke-on-Trent City Council has launched a search for a design team to build a new city centre bus station.
Post by Elizabeth Kerr
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