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View Poll Results: The Urban fabric we call Bus Shelter's. How do you view them?
Urban Art 6 22.22%
Major conveience, protection and covering 12 44.44%
Great Advertiser 0 0%
Just another Bus Stop 6 22.22%
Ignored/ rarely pay any attention 3 11.11%
Voters: 27. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-09-2017, 09:26 AM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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Bus Shelters or Transit Shelters, we all know them as that Urban Street Furniture that is lined up at bus stops at just about Every Major Large American City that has a decent size Bus System in the US or even around the world. In most cases they are even found in the Suburbs of most Major Metro's. They come in many shapes, designs and sizes, some with Advertising which pays for them a mass majority of the time and others that don't. Some even with very Unique styles and designs. They are often a life line to those that have to wait out in the Hot sun or even the pouring rain for a bus to arrive being they provide covering and a bench. You often know you have arrived in a pretty big sized City when you see them, being that they tend to add to a Cities Urban flavor. Also most smaller towns only have or permit bus benches on a street corner if that. My question is do you think Bus Shelters or Transit Shelters and the designs and styles they come in have an affect on a Cities Urban flavor or do you tend not to pay them much attention and just a place to catch the bus? Are they a sense of rescue for you as without them you would be left in a bad situation or inconvenienced Majorly or are they even found few and far in between in you City?
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Old 05-09-2017, 10:33 AM
 
Location: I is where I is
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In the Bay Area, it's a place for the homeless to sleep under
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Old 05-10-2017, 02:29 PM
 
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I dont pay attention to bus shelters.
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Old 05-10-2017, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I rarely use them. A typical bus shelter has room for maybe 4 people to sit or stand comfortably. Everyone else waiting for the bus stands on the sidewalk around the shelter, on the curb, waits inside the adjacent bodega with an eye on the street. I get that older or disabled people would want to sit while waiting for the bus, and for that reason I don't oppose them, but they really seem an inefficient use of limited and crowded urban sidewalk space.
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Old 05-10-2017, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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All the above. Things are more complex than one label
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Old 05-13-2017, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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#2 and #4

And sometimes #1
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Old 05-13-2017, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I've never seen an attractive or interesting bus shelter. They're usually dirty, too. I don't consider them art.
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Old 05-13-2017, 10:52 PM
 
Location: EPWV
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Catching bus a lot in DC area. Many times the clear plastic sides have often been used as advertisements - either TV shows, certain stores or some food. Occasionally the benches and walls get spray painted/hand drawn graffiti. Some graffiti does turn out to look nice in a way. So, I suppose it can be considered artsy.
When it's raining or snowing, the shelter (properly maintained/clean) takes on role of being a welcome relief, as well for clean/dry bench to sit and wait if you had just missed your bus and have to wait for the next one.
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Old 05-14-2017, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Good place for older and disabled folks to wait for their ride. Graffiti usually doesn't last long and if it does, just some uninteresting tag. Otherwise just another place to advertise an awful, overpriced perfume.
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Old 05-14-2017, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Originally Posted by Greg10556 View Post
In the Bay Area, it's a place for the homeless to sleep under
Same for LA.
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