SEPTA’s New Bus Stop Design Guidelines
November 19, 2012
SEPTA and the DVRPC have just released the SEPTA Bus Stop Design Guidelines. This report will provide municipalities in the SEPTA region with a consistent set of design standards for surface transit stops, which include bus, trackless trolley, and mixed-traffic trolley stops.
The guidelines address the location of transit stops relative to the neighborhood they serve; the in-street design allowing for a smooth flow of boarding and exiting passengers; the curbside design, which includes the waiting space and the connectivity with nearby development; and the passenger amenities, such as shelters, seating, and lighting.
A well-designed transit stop is well-connected to the community, can accommodate the needs of passengers, promotes comfort and safety, and enables efficient transportation. The guidelines are based on national standards and best practices and provide strategies on how to integrate new bus stops into existing neighborhoods.
Find out more about SEPTA’s plans to improve the look and use of Bus Stops.