Bust your worst and best bus stops

Public can shine a light on the quality of bus stops across the country by posting images of the best and worst bus ...
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Public can shine a light on the quality of bus stops across the country by posting images of the best and worst bus stops in their area on the campaign's Facebook page.

What is your bus stop like?

The Public Transport Users Association is in search of the best and worst bus stops across the country.

The new Best and Worst Bus Stop campaign launched August 4 outside SkyCity on Victoria St aims to celebrate bus stops that provide shelter, amenity, good passenger information and safe access to buses.

Prizes will be awarded by the Public Transport Users Association for the best and the worst bus stop picture.
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Prizes will be awarded by the Public Transport Users Association for the best and the worst bus stop picture.

The mission of the campaign is to highlight the variable quality of public bus stops.

The prize-based, crowd-sourced campaign seeks out New Zealand's best and worst bus stops, shining a light on bus users' experiences.

"Such bus stops set a standard for the many users of bus services," Public Transport Users Association chair Christine Rose says.

“There are some dismal bus stops out there... catching a bus from some stops is like waiting in a waste land," Jon ...
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“There are some dismal bus stops out there... catching a bus from some stops is like waiting in a waste land," Jon Reeves, Public Transport Users Association co-ordinator says.

The public can have their say by loading images onto the Best and Worst Bus Stop Facebook page.

"We'd like to hear from New Zealanders about their favourite bus stops and shelters, and why," Rose says.

There is a $100 supermarket voucher prize for the worst bus stop and a $100 supermarket voucher for the best bus stop.

"Bus stops are the final frontier in a bus user's journey and can define the rest of the experience and be a deciding factor in whether people will use public transport or not," Rose says.

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In addition to identifying the good bus stops the campaign also seeks public feedback on the worst bus stops.

"There are some dismal bus stops out there....that are vandalised, unsafe and undeveloped," Jon Reeves Public Transport Users Association Co-ordinator says.

For more go to neighbourly.co.nz,  Facebook or Twitter to get involved.

 

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