Bus shelters provide valuable protection from the elements whilst waiting for buses and may encourage the use of public transport. Find out how to make requests for installation, upgrades, removal or relocation of new bus shelters in the City of Stirling.
Why have bus shelters?
For many elderly or disabled members of the community, public transport is the only available means of transport, and bus shelters provide valuable protection from the elements whilst waiting for buses.
Furthermore, shelters may encourage the use of public transport in favour of private cars, thereby reducing pollution, congestion and the consumption of non-renewable fossil fuels.
Requests for new bus shelters and upgrades
Requests for new bus shelters at existing bus stops in the City of Stirling will be listed for assessment and budgetary consideration in accordance with the following criteria:
• Level of patronage in terms of the number of patrons boarding at the particular stop
• Suitability of the site in terms of available space, visibility for vehicles exiting adjacent roads or driveways
• Suitability for the installation of an Adshel shelter
• Acceptance by adjacent property owners/tenants.
Not all requests are successful. A request for the upgrading of a shelter would receive a lower priority than a request for a new shelter, unless the requestor would like to finance the upgrade.
Bus shelters are budgeted for individually each financial year, and may take some time for the installation to occur.
Requests for removal and relocation of bus shelters
The installation of new shelters benefits the community at large, but relocations are generally requested to enable owners or developers to maximise return upon property development. Therefore, these should not be funded at public expense.
The time and costs involved in processing requests for the relocation of bus shelters is significant, and therefore when a request for relocation is received for development or aesthetic reasons, a fee for service and costs will be charged.
The Public Transport Authority (PTA) is responsible for all bus stops and all relocations or removals of stops are in accordance or subject to PTA approval or requirements.
Requests can be addressed to:
City of Stirling
25 Cedric Street
STIRLING WA 6021