canberra to retain iconic concrete bus stops during accessibility upgrade, act government says
Recently, some concrete shelters have been removed from their original locations, and there is concern that they may be completely removed during the upgrade.
But territorial and municipal services (TAMS)
He said the \"concrete bunker\" was only moved to places around Canberra where there were no seats or shelters.
Local artist Trevor Dickinson used Canberra\'s concrete bus station as an inspiration for most of his work and said it was worth keeping the classic design.
\"Not many cities have such iconic things on the streets,\" he said . \".
\"You may find red phone booths in London or Paris.
That\'s all in Canberra.
\"When I went to Sydney or Melbourne, I couldn\'t find anything that could summarize the city in the same way;
You may be a building, but the streets and cities are the same.
Ben mchough, a TAMS spokesman, said it was even more disappointing when people broke the bus stops and used them to graffiti.
\"Vandalism is really challenging, reaching its peak during school holidays,\" he said . \".
\"There are places where vandalism is more serious than elsewhere, so we changed the material for these facilities to ensure that vandalism is reduced.
\"We have a graffiti management team, so these teams will be in place as long as we find the graffiti.
Mr. mchough said the bus station had been slowly upgraded for many years.
\"We actually set up a bus shelter in Canberra in 1975, the original concrete bunker bus station,\" he said . \".
\"We have been implementing an upgrade plan for our bus station since 2006 to achieve accessibility compliance with a target of 100 by 2021.
\"Robert Altamore, head of the disability bill, said that while he supported the government\'s initiative to upgrade bus stations, accessibility remained a problem for some.
\"From the point of view of physical contact, the new design is good, but in the field of sensory contact, accessibility decreases with disability,\" he said . \".
\"At the moment, there are very few bus stops in Canberra, which we call sensory passages, one [type of]
We can press the button on the pole and it will tell you the next bus and how far it is.
\"But Mr mchough said the rollout was based on the accessibility code.
\"We currently have about a bus stop that meets the accessibility code,\" he said . \".
\"By the end of 2016, our goal is that it is going smoothly. \"Topics:states-and-
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