Earlier this week, Sian Berry unveiled her plans for an improved new bus stop design for the streets of London.
If elected as London Mayor, her proposal will give Londoners:
- Real-time bus arrival time and air pollution information
- Proper, comfortable seating, with arms to help older and disabled people stand up
- Ringfenced advertising space for local small businesses and services
- Solar generating glazing to cut carbon
- Attractive, bee-friendly planting on the shelter’s rooftop, alongside further solar power generation
- New pedestrian crossings in the right place for every main road bus stop
Her new bus shelters respond to problems raised by Londoners with the current transport infrastructure such as:
- Inclusive seating: her proposal will fix badly designed seating that is uncomfortable for people with a disability, older people and homeless people (in some cases the seating were designed as part of hostile design policies towards homeless people)
- Safe crossing: a lack of safe crossings on main roads that help people reach the bus has been reported, with these bus stops safe crossing will be secured
The bus stops will also be fitted with green, bee-friendly roofs and technology providing information about current air pollution levels.
Read the full story at Sian’s campaign page.
Illustration by One World Design Architects, created for London Green Party: license.