Not only does it inform the would-be passenger where to wait, it also provides the driver with vital information regarding where to stop. Without them, who knows, there could be thousands of empty buses in our cities going around in circles, while lines at the aforementioned bus shelters snake around the block.
Furthermore, as the name suggests, the bus shelter also provides cover during heavy downpours, ensuring passengers can board the bus in a comfortable fashion, with dry clothes.
So it’s fair to say that the humble bus shelter has served the people of this planet well over the years, and long may it continue to do so.
But wait – there’s more. Thanks to advertising and design agency Crispin Porter and Bogusky, the bus shelter that we all know and love is about to get a whole lot more lovely.
As reported by Engadget, CP&B has come up with the Glacéau Vitamin Water Energy Bus Shelter. This beauty of a bus stop incorporates three USB ports so that those waiting for their bus can, should their portable device be running a bit low on juice, plug it in and top it up. The marketing campaign highlights the idea that the vitamin drink, like the USB ports, can give you a quick energy boost, should you need one.
According to Creativity, the special bus shelters can be found in Boston, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Bus users in other cities, however, will have to continue to ensure they’re fully juiced up when they leave home in the morning.
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