Each current shelter installation includes a three-sided shelter painted green to match the other recently installed shelters (or another color may be suggested). A bench and trash can should be included at each site. A map panel will be installed on the upstream side of the shelter for schedule and route information. For bench-only locations, the bench must be black metal with a center armrest. The benches can be anywhere from 4-8 feet wide, depending on space available and ridership.
Additionally, in placing the shelter or bench, the following guidelines should be followed:
- Vertical obstructions must be minimum 12 feet high
- Horizontal obstructions minimum 2 feet from edge of street
- Length of No Parking zone corresponds with stop location. (See Figure 2)
- Traffic lane used by buses min. 12 feet wide. 14 feet is desirable.
- Sufficient pavement strength – concrete is recommended.
- For a 4’ by 8’ shelter, a concrete pad of 6’ by 10’ should be provided.
- For a 5’ by 10’ shelter, a concrete pad of 7’ by 12’ should be provided.
- For a 5’ by 15’ shelter, a concrete pad of 7’ by 17’ should be provided.
For a forward facing bench or shelter (opening towards the street), the shelter or bench must be at least 3’ from the roadway edge to allow an accessible walkway. For a backward facing shelter (opening away from the street), there must be a minimum 2’ clearance between the shelter and the roadway edge to allow the bus mirror to pass unobstructed.
- Avoid leaving narrow (1’-2’ wide) strips of grass in between the proposed concrete pad and existing pavement (sidewalk or curb). Enlarge the shelter pad if necessary to fill in these small gaps.
- Note: Shelter can be placed behind or beside the 5’x8’ clear zone pad, or anywhere such that pedestrian access exists.
Figure 1: Minimum Standards for Shelter Installation
Figure 2: Required Parking Restrictions
Figure 3: Shelter Pad Details
Figure 4: Curb Details
Figure 5: Shelters and Signage