How to design a transit stop?

A bus stop is a meeting place where pedestrians and various modes of travel modes come together. It is a potentially dangerous area that must be designed with safety in mind.



The challenge

  • Define the meeting point, provide information and safe access for users.
  • Make the meeting point and its surroundings safe for all types of potential users.
  • Provide a comfortable place to wait to encourage users to remain within the designated area.

The LACROIX City solution

Mark out the bus stop

By installing equipment that indicates where users should wait for the bus.


Variance® bus stop pole

Mark out the bus stop

  • Install regulatory horizontal road signs around the zone with yellow zigzag road marking

  • Always install vertical advance warning and position road signs


Lx3® police traffic signs

Equip the bus stop with amenities and information systems to improve the user's wait

  • The Variance® bus shelter provides the following amenities: bench, timetable, roof protection against rain



Variance® shelter

Make the pedestrian route and crossing safe

  • Installation of bollards and barriers that improve user safety around the bus stop


Esplanade post
Esplanade barrier
  • Installation of a pedestrian crossing in the best location

Road layout solutions

Meeting accessibility requirements around the bus stop

  • Install small footprint street furniture that leaves space for users to move about freely.

Variance® waiting point
  • Design pavements, curb ramps and road crossings for persons with reduced mobility

More about accessibility

Design car parking spaces around bus stops

Consult the solutions:


How to design a car park?

How to mark out a car park?

Improving the visibility of bus stops day and night

  • Install lighting columns around the bus stop area

  • Install a solar lighting device in the shelter


This is one of the many equipment options proposed for bus stops.

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