The Anonymous Widower

The Ultimate Bus Stop

London has very comprehensive bus stops as these pictures show.

Note.

  1. Most bus stops have a pole mounted roundel, that can be seen from a reasonable distance. In many cases, anybody with reasonable sight can see the roundel for the next stop.
  2. Where space permits, bus stops have a shelter with seats, maps and instructions on ticketing.
  3. Some stops have been extended into the road, so that it is a level step into and out of the bus.
  4. As shown in the pictures, so bus stops have displays showing the next ten buses, that will be arriving.

But I do think, they could be improved, with extra features.

Internet Connectivity

I feel strongly, that all bus stops should have good internet connectivity.

This could be 4G, 5G or just wi-fi, but I believe this could help with the safety of people on the street.

Comprehensive Lighting

To contribute to safety, I also feel that all bus stops should be well lit.

CCTV Issues

I also feel that all bus stops should have provision for CCTV, so if there was a need, it could be quickly fitted. But if the bus stop had good internet connectivity, then this shouldn’t be a problem.

Phone Charging

New buses have this feature, so why not at the stops?

Power Supply Issues

If we add all these features, we could be needed an uprated power supply.

  • So could we see bus stops, with solar panels on the roof.
  • Perhaps even a mini wind turbine?
  • I think a vertical wind turbine, which was similar to a SeaTwirl, but smaller, could be ideal!
  • Could it be called a StreeTwirl?
  • A self-powered bus could be created with the addition of a battery.

Self-powered bus stops might be easier to install.

Conclusion

Bus stops will have more features in the future.

January 10, 2023 - Posted by | Computing, Energy, Transport/Travel | , , , , , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. In london you don’t have to wait too long so not sure USB are a good probably just get vandalised or become a mecca for undesirables to hang around them for charge

    Comment by Nicholas Lewis | January 10, 2023 | Reply

    • I have my doubts, but some form of contactless charger might work.

      Comment by AnonW | January 10, 2023 | Reply


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