While not required to be provided in Philly. the local newspaper recently printed several days worth of pictures showing old ladies waiting for the bus outside Wal-Mart sitting on overturned carts in the rain.
Needless to say, a bus shelter was installed within 2 weeks.
In Wal-Marts defense, they put it in with no objections, and stated had they known that this was a concern of their customers, they would have done it sooner.
The cost was around $2K
I saw your reply about WalMart and photos of ladies sitting in the rain waiting for the bus. We are trying to get Walmart here to install bus shelter. Do you have these photos or any further info. Shelters, with no land costs, typically cost from$10k to
$15k (includes installation. However it can run higher if improvements like sidewalk, ped crossing signals etc are included. Courts are finding transit agencie and highway agencies liable for damages if a transit patron is struck by a car crossing a street to bus shelter. In fact one lady was disembarking from abus to a shopping Mall and the Mll owners were found liable for damages as well.