But not in Newquay.
As the icy rain fell, and before fbb set off from Newquay for St Austell and home, he had time to observe the so-called real time information at the Great Western Hotel stop.
The toilets were, of course, ...
The ‘Eco Communities’ initiative, a UK Government backed scheme to develop and demonstrate low carbon living in the St Austell area, presented a key opportunity to address the sustainability of transport infrastructure. One of the key themes for the Eco-communities vision is ‘Transport and movement – providing new sustainable choices’. This aims to achieve a ‘highly sustainable transportation network that enhances public transport systems, improves existing networks, encourages alternatives to vehicle-based travel, such as cycling and walking, changing people’s behaviours and travel patterns’.
Typical Council guff. Erm, yes. Buses are a "good thing" which is why we don't keep our bus stop flag information up to date.
The creation of bespoke bus shelters that are in keeping with the local environment and landscapes is key to achieving these objectives.
More people will travel by bus if you have bespoke shelters? An interesting proposition. Presumably a bus shelter is more important than telling people which services stop there?
Certainly in St Austell District (which includes Newquay) dozens of new shelters have appeared. They come in all shapes and sizes. Big and two sided ...
Now we have a whole new hobby for Cornwall omnibologists. Spotting and logging each type, its location and facilities. "Hey Gerald; there's a three panel three sided sideways-facing sustainable with TWO lights at Trewoon. I copped it yesterday." "Well Nige, you haven't seen the one sided small that they built upside-down at Bethel Chapel!"
And talking of bus nuts. Northampton Alan went with 267, the last rear entrance decker to be delivered, to the Lincoln kneesup last Sunday.