Showing posts with label bus shelters. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bus shelters. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

The abandoned bus shelters of Avenue A

The M14 SBS routes launched yesterday... and, as noted, several stops were eliminated ... with the remaining spaced out along Avenue A. MTA officials made sure passengers were aware of which shelters were no longer in use with some art-installation quality tape work...

[Photo by Steven]

[Photo by Steven]

These will likely be removed ... though it's not immediately known if new shelters will be erected at the new stops.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Report: City's 1st solar-powered bus stop back in the dark on Avenue C

The city's first solar-powered bus shelter has gone dark after just nine months in operation, DNAinfo reports.

And it only took seven years to get any kind of lighting here at the southbound M9 bus stop on Avenue C and East 16th Street. The shelter has been dark since 2009, when a Con Ed crew reportedly disconnected lights from its power source.

The solar-powered lights were part of a pilot program. Per DNAinfo:

Lawrence Scheyer, a Stuy Town resident and Community Board 6 member who had campaigned for years to get lights at the bus stop, said he's frustrated the city's fix fell apart so quickly.

“I was happy to see a creative solution, but disappointed that it only lasted a few months until the lights failed,” he said.


Scheyer said the area’s relative lack of lighting and the use of Avenue C by Con Ed trucks makes it a danger to anyone on their way to wait for a bus — including his wife, who was almost run over by trucks there.

In 2013, a Con Ed truck fatally struck 88-year-old Stella Huang as she crossed East 16th Street, a tragedy that many blamed on the area’s poor lighting.

Image via Google Street View

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Report: M9 stop on Avenue C gets light after 7 years in the dark

The city's first solar-powered bus shelter is now in place at the southbound M9 bus stop on Avenue C and East 16th Street, DNAinfo reports.

The shelter has been dark since 2009, when a Con Ed crew disconnected lights from its power source, according to a Community Board 6 member.

Per the article:

Residents have avoided using the stop for years and, in 2013, a [Con Ed] truck fatally struck 88-year-old Stella Huang as she crossed East 16th Street, a tragedy that many blamed on the area’s poor lighting...

As for the solar lights, the city may install a similar set-up at other unlit bus shelters around NYC.

Image via Google Street View

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Bus shelter move has Second Avenue residents concerned

Here on Second Avenue between 14th Street and 13th Street... the M15 stop near the KFC...

... will soon be relocated a few hundred feet to the south...

...right smack in front of the entrances of several apartment buildings..

...a move that is making several residents along here uneasy.... As one resident here told me, given: "the fratty bars, the KFC, and the makes for a lot of strange lingerers and plenty of litter." And noise.... any course of action for residents to fight against the move of a bus shelter? Doesn't seem to be much of a 311 call...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Cemusa wastes no time in putting up the ads

The new Cemusa bus shelter on Avenue C at East Seventh Street was christened Monday...and yesterday, the ads arrived... did the trash bags.

No lights yet, though, to illuminate the ads...

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Avenue C getting Cemusad

On the east side near Seventh Street. Soon, Avenue C will get a little more classy.

Monday, March 9, 2009

New Yorkers really like the new Cemusa bus shelters and newsstands, survey by Cemusa says

We get news releases!:

New Yorkers Show Overwhelming Support for City's New Bus Shelters and Newsstands

93% feel structures improve city's appearance

NEW YORK, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Survey results released today by Cemusa, Inc. indicate that a vast majority of New Yorkers are pleased with the new bus shelters and newsstands installed throughout New York City. Ninety-three percent of respondents feel that the new design of newsstands and bus shelters improve the city's appearance and 88 percent like the new designs. Furthermore, of the respondents that indicated the new design influenced their opinion of New York City Government, 89 percent said the change was positive.

"We are very pleased by the overwhelming response to our street furniture installations in New York City, and that our work has contributed to an improved opinion of our partner, the City of New York, as well," said Susan Baron, chief executive officer, Cemusa North America. "Our new bus shelters, newsstands and automatic public toilets were designed exclusively for the city and the people of New York, which makes it all the more rewarding that they have been so well received."

Cemusa's coordinated street furniture program for the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) is part of a 20 year contract that began in 2006. The contract calls for 3,300 new bus stop shelters, 20 new automatic public toilets (APT) and the replacement of 330 newsstands. To date, 1,586 shelters, 130 newsstands and two APTs have been installed. Additionally, Cemusa has fulfilled its payments to the City through 2010.

Newsstand and Bus Shelter Results
When asked about the city's new newsstands, New Yorkers surveyed responded that the upgraded newsstands sometimes result in higher purchase levels. Twelve percent of the respondents said that they purchase more from the new newsstands than they used to, citing greater appeal and cleanliness among reasons for increased purchases.

Survey results also indicated a majority of NYC pedestrians and commuters feel the new bus shelters are cleaner (62 percent) and more pleasant (61 percent) than the old shelters. Additionally, 47 percent described the shelters as better lit and 35 percent feel they are safer.

Advertisement Results
The survey results also reinforced that advertisers who appear on Cemusa bus shelters and newsstands in NYC can expect a significant return on that investment, with 65 percent of respondents indicating that they notice the advertising on newsstands/bus shelters. More than half (52 percent) of those individuals responded that the advertisements at newsstands and bus shelters make them want to buy the products they see.

[Cemusa image via BoweryBoogie]

Monday, January 26, 2009

Sex and the recession

So, apparently, New York City is still being marketed in the Sex and the City manner in which this ad suggests:

Hot pink! A martini glass! Good times! All is well! Spend money!

Anyway, I'm glad a little reality worked its way into the top left-hand corner of the Cemusa ad on Second Avenue near St. Mark's....

Friday, January 16, 2009

Wishful thinking

On Water Street in the Financial District this morning. Only off by four hours and, maybe, 50 degrees.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Things that EV Grieve lets bother him

Been plenty of discussion already about Bowery St and the Cemusa shelters. But would it have killed Cemusa to add the "th" after the street name or an "rd"? You know, 11th Street, 14th Street, 3rd Avenue.