LA Pledges to Add Thousands of New Bus Stop Shelters

The city’s bus riders will finally get some relief from sun and rain.

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November 30, 2023, 12:00 PM PST

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction


Bus passengers boarding an orange Los Angeles Metro bus on Sunset Boulevard.

Downtowngal, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons / Los Angeles bus stop

A new program called Sidewalk and Transit Amenities Program (STAP) will bring shelters and shade structures to thousands of Los Angeles bus stops, reports Steven Sharp in Urbanize LA. Earlier this year, the city got swift backlash from transit advocates when they piloted a minimal structure dubbed ‘La Sombrita’ that aimed to deploy shade quickly and cost-effectively while meeting the city’s building codes.

“The STAP program has a goal of ensuring that 75 percent of bus riders in each Los Angeles City Council district will board at stops with shelters. The location of the new structures will be determined based on factors including ridership and exposure to heat, as well as equity considerations such as minority populations, household income, and the prevalence of zero-vehicle households.” The $38-million project will begin installations in 2024 and complete them in three to six years. 

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