you gotta stop replying like this anytime someone offers an opinion :)
Absolutely agree Paul.
Dark, hidden ATMs are bad, the shelter location was a hindrance for the foot path, less able need to sit while waiting and so people don’t like getting wet. All valid and welcome views and all exist and in different levels or value to different people.
Maybe we should make the busses run on time, those less able turn up at a reliable time to the bus stop (therefore not requiring seating), have no bus shelter and no carbon foot print for its manufacture and instillation! Job done, my moral compass is better than yours as I dissolved the problem… but…
"Make the buses run on time" - goodness me, shades of Mussolini. Regardless of whether buses run on time or not, there will always be a wait for them. Never mind this nonsense about a bus shelter's "carbon footprint", what is important here is the well-being of bus users. The shelter has been there for as long as I can remember, and never before have I heard of any complaint or problem. I suspect too many selfish young gentrifiers are moving into the area. "Carbon footprint", indeed!
If you've never heard of any complaints perhaps you should try reading Harringay Online sometime. Plenty of threads about card skimming, peope loitering and trying to catch your pin over your shoulder, the drunks from the betting shop causing a nuisance etc. Or why don't you go in the Post Office and see what the staff have say about it. Or the Santander staff.
All this stopped once the bus stop was gone.
But I do agree that people standing at a bus stop require shelter.
What a mean and selfish person you must be, Alexander. Do you seriously think that the "look" of that part of the street (which apparently offends you sensibilities) is more important than the well-being of people using the bus, and waiting at the shelter, often in the rain and cold?