Not all bus stops have bus shelters; and those that don’t have are often not very pleasant to wait for long for a bus. Smaller bus stops or stops that have fewer commuters most often don’t have a bus shelter. You might have a bench, if you’re lucky, but don’t count on a bus shelter unless you take a bus from an area that is in frequent use by other passengers. And sometimes waiting at such a bus stop without a bus shelter can be painful.
In simple terms, an enclosed waiting area located near a bus station or stop is a bus shelter. It can feature great range in design, and functions. From the simplest bus shelters that feature just a bench with a small shed to much larger one, may be built out of various materials, and may have multiple benches. Plexiglas is a common choice since you can see through it to see when your bus arrives.
Major transfer stations have mainly larger bus shelters. Generally major bus stops are those where a lot of commuters wait to change buses or board a bus. Or they are the central point where people change buses for variety of bus routes. Bus shelters can be helpful, when they’re well maintained, in guarding against inclement weather.
There are many companies that specialize in designing bus shelters, and one the known names is Garrick Shelters. They are the leading manufacturer for Bus Shelters, Cycle Shelters, Pram Shelters, Covered Walkways and Canopies, designing and installing all over the UK and Europe.
Design, area, importance of the bus stop and cost all play factors in authorities deciding what a bus shelter will look like. Consideration as to the weather in the area and the number of regular passengers may help determine just how many bus shelters should be erected.
Maintaining a bus shelter is important, and a lot depends on the city’s citizens. An unfortunate sign of modernization is the frequent deterioration of public property. In larger cites, graffiti is fairly common on shelter walls, and you should always look before you sit on a bench to avoid sitting on gum!
Even though most bus shelters feature trash cans so that waiting passengers won’t litter, but these then require maintenance in order to keep the shelter in good repair. If a city has a lot of shelters, it may not always be able to keep up with property damage, and older shelters in large cities can look and smell very unclean unfortunately.
A properly maintained bus shelter and make the city also attractive to passengers. It also may increase willingness of people wanting to take the bus, thus making them more environmentally friendly. This can be a bonus to a city, since bus passengers reduce traffic congestion and pollution. A well-planned transport system with convenient and clean bus shelters can be an excellent thing for any city.
To know more about how to get high quality bus shelters in your city, log on to http://www.garrickengineeringshelters.co.uk.
Chops is the inspiration of Shelter Pets, and the most adorable labrador-collie mix you'll ever see. He was born in January of 2002 and was adopted from the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) in Wheaton, Illinois. His shelter name was Roach, and he was one of the most large and energetic puppies in the area, and was even (politely) kicked out of a large retail chain's puppy school for jumping over the barrier and running through the aisles of the store.
Over the years Chops became the gentlest of giants, and was the best dog anyone could ask for. His unique markings included one that looked like the mathematical symbol of pi on his chest and white pages. This Shelter Pets features him in his older age, with a white snout and cute, floppy ears.
Chops measures 10 inches tall and is soft, cuddly, and ready to be a part of any family. For every Chops sold, 10% of net sales will be donated back to the shelter he was adopted from (ARF in Wheaton, IL), and you can read more about Chops and see pictures on the official Shelter Pets website.
- BASED ON REAL, ADOPTED PETS: Each Shelter Pet is based on a pet that was adopted through shelters around the USA, with their stories on the Shelter Pets website along with photos of the real-life pets that each Shelter Pet is modeled after.
- BENEFITS LOCAL ANIMAL SHELTERS: For every Shelter Pet sold, 10% of net sales will be donated back to the shelter they were adopted from. We hope to raise awareness for animal shelters across the USA through Shelter Pets.
- COLLECT ALL EIGHT: Shelter Pets feature adorable plush animals from shelters all over the United States including three dogs, two cats, a fox, a bunny, and rat. Each Shelter Pet has their own unique story about being adopted, how they impacted their families, and why adopting pets is such a great event for both the pets and their human families.
- SUBMIT YOUR OWN ADOPTED PET: Each series of Shelter Pets will be based on real, adopted pets from all over the country. We will open up submissions for your own pets to be a part of future series of Shelter Pets on our website, and help spread the word about animal adoption while raising money for your local shelters.
- HIGH QUALITY, ADORABLE PLUSH: Shelter Pets are made from the highest quality materials so that they are soft and cuddly when they arrive on your doorstep. Every Shelter Pet features soft velboa fabric and is stuffed at just the right level for perfect cuddling! The attached hangtag features information on each Shelter Pet along with our website to read more about each pet as well as pictures of their real-life companion!