Bust your best and worst bus stops

Central Leader - - FRONT PAGE - MARY FITZGER­ALD

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 on Au­gust 4 and aims to cel­e­brate bus stops that pro­vide shel­ter, amenity, good pas­sen­ger in­for­ma­tion and safe ac­cess to buses.

The prize-based, crowd­sourced 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.

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 both the best and the worst 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.

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

PHOTO: JOSEPH JOHN­SON

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

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