Gimme shelter: Aucklanders get a say on bus stop design

Gimme shelter: Aucklanders get a say on bus stop design
Auckland transport to roll out new bus shelters across Auckland

This month Auckland Transport is planning to unveil three impressive new bus shelter designs that will be positioned along Symonds Street in the centre of Auckland City.

These three new designs are merely prototypes at this point in time but eventually one will be selected and eventually rolled out across the city.

Auckland Transport will start by replacing the shelters that are in a bad condition but in the long-term most of Auckland’s bus shelters will adopt the new design.

And Aucklanders get to have a say in the best design. From 3 June to 8 July commuters will be able to test the prototypes and rate them on their look, feel and usability. Comments can be sent in to Auckland Transport either online or through the post. 

These comments will make up one part of the extensive selection criteria, which also includes:

  • Protection from weather
  • Safety
  • Comfort
  • Physical accessibility (especially for disabled users)
  • Aesthetics
  • Durability
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Ease of construction

All three prototypes are modular designs, so the sizes and layouts of the shelters can be adapted depending on where they are.  The design also allows materials to be swapped out to better complement the look and feel of some locations.