- February 13, 2021
- Posted by: Ace Shelters Team
- Category: Bus Shelters
Finding a bus stop design suitable for a city environment is no easy task. Whether you live in London or Newcastle, modern cities in the UK are extremely busy. With increasingly high numbers of commuters, it is important that these cities have a good transportation network. From up-to-date schedules to accessible shelters, city bus-goers need a system that they can depend on.
If you have been tasked with finding good quality city bus shelter designs, be sure to do some research first. Cities sprawl into suburban areas as well as congested inner-city regions, so it’s important to consider whether the area is a quiet residential road or bustling high street before making a decision.
When it comes to finding a good city-based bus shelter, sustainable designs are the way forward. Not only are they made from strong, durable materials but they are also an eco-friendly alternative. Many look to the design innovations of cities to lead the way, so your shelters can set an example for others around the country to follow. From multi-purpose shelters with bike storage to fully covered shelters that are perfect for those rainy days, we have rounded up some of the most popular city bus stop designs.
Sustainable materials for bus shelters that last
Before you choose your design, you will want to start thinking about the type of material you’d like. We stock a range of high-grade materials that are made for all weather conditions. Choose between rust-free aluminium alloy or mild steel. Once you have chosen a material, you can then choose which colour you’d prefer. For modern cities, black is a very popular choice. This classic colour offers a sophisticated metropolitan finish. Other options include red, green, or traditional stainless steel.
Heritage bus shelter
Starting off the list in style is the traditional heritage style shelter. Elegant and compact, the heritage shelter is ideal for smaller bus stops. Depending on how busy the area is, you can adapt this shelter to suit your requirements. Busy stops are better suited to shelters with multiple entrance points while end panels are great for residential streets.
One of the best ways to utilise the space you have is by building a multi-purpose shelter. This innovative design idea has been popping up in cities across the country and is a popular choice amongst commuters. On top of a waiting area, a multi-use shelter can also be used to store bikes and bins. Made from recycled aluminium and eco-friendly wood, this is the ultimate sustainable shelter. Keep your passengers happy with everything they need to start their morning right.
Perfect for peak times in densely populated areas, the Skipton shelter is one of the longest bus stop designs. With the Skipton design, there are two models to choose from. The classic Skipton style shelter has a barrelled roof and comes in a classic black and red design. Alternatively, the Eco Skiption shelter boasts a more contemporary look with clear glass panels. It is a low maintenance shelter that comes in a range of sizes.
Whatever design you are looking for with your city bus shelters, get in touch with us today to discuss your needs and options.