Design input wanted

Aucklanders are being asked for their feedback on the design of new bus shelters

Design input wanted
The new bus shelters for Auckland

Auckland Transport is asking passengers for feedback on three new bus designs for the central city.

The three shelters being built on Symonds St are prototypes which the organisation will use to gather feedback from the public.

The new designs will then be adapted for most bus stop locations and gradually be rolled out across the region.

Transport’s Group Manager Public Transport Mark Lambert says there are currently more than 20 different bus shelter designs across the region, varying in quality and usability.

"One of the greatest frustrations for our customers is shelters that don’t provide adequate weather protection. We also need to offer improved information and comfort," he says.

"Before we choose a final design or designs we want to make sure that the shelter is enjoyable and functional from a customer perspective.  It also needs to look good and be cost effective.

"We want to improve our customers’ experience when using public transport. Improving facilities for passengers waiting for, or transferring onto buses is an important step in doing that."

Auckland Transport is also looking at how cycle parking, retail kiosks, and technology might be incorporated into new shelter designs.

The three Symonds St shelters will be completed by the end of May. 

Public will be able to give feedback online from June 3 to July 18, and there will also be ambassadors onsite during the consultation period to gather information.

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