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ORC’s bus stop chaos – mediated

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.

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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

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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.
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Buses in Dunedin CBD

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### ODT Online Fri, 6 Nov 2009
Electric buses, transfer stations mooted for central city
By David Loughrey
Dunedin’s bus system could be in for some major changes as the focus moves from parking to the public transport system.
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### ODT Online Wed, 4 Nov 2009
DCC considers bus station in Octagon
By Mark Price
Turning the central carriageway of the Octagon into a bus station is one of six options the Dunedin City Council is being asked to investigate. The council working party set up to review the city’s parking policies also examined the issue of bus stops in the central business district and the six options are part of its report to tomorrow’s extraordinary council meeting.
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BUS STOP OPTIONS
Options suggested by the Dunedin City Council’s parking review working party.-

1. Relocate Princes St bus stops to the central carriageway of the Octagon.

2. Relocate the northbound bus stop to the Octagon central carriageway.

3. Construct a bus transfer station north of the Octagon in the Moray Pl-Great King St area.

4. Consider a “high-frequency core route” through the main street with transfer points at either end.

5. Remove all bus stops between Frederick St and Moray Pl south and have the bus stop in the “through lane”.

6. Have a high-quality and high-frequency core route through the main street, with all other routes using a transfer centre in Great King St between Moray Pl and the Centre City Mall.

Extraordinary Council Meeting
The Extraordinary Council Meeting to consider Parking Issues, will be held on 5 Nov 2009 2:pm

When: Thursday 5 Nov 2009 –
Where: Council Chambers

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