What if Manila had better bus stops?
Maybe people would actually use them?
(SPOT.ph) People who commute to and from Metro Manila every day know all too well the agony brought about by seemingly endless traffic jams, and the copious amounts of endurance necessary to survive the urban jungle's roads.
The members of By Implication, an independent, award-winning software development and design firm based in the Metro, are also familiar with the challenges involving transport and commuting in Manila.
"While we (obviously) can’t address all of these with an app, we can fix the problem of information. We can help make routes more well-known, more clearly understood, and more easily accessible," the team said in a blog post on Sakay.ph, one of their projects that gives users commuting directions in the Metro.
"For the most part, we do this through our app. We’ve been working hard to make our app and website the best online resource, but we’ve often asked ourselves: How and where else can we make the information more approachable?"
So they decided to do as an experiment a partial redesign of Metro Manila signage for buses and stops. For now, they have proposed designs for the bus routes along EDSA, also known as the "ABC System."
Check out some of their ideas:
This photo shows a typical stop, with the current one on the left and the redesigned one on the right.
"Underneath the large main sign are smaller signs indicating the types of buses that are served by the stop and the next few stops of each. These smaller signs are modular so routes can easily be added, removed, or modified in the future," said the team.
Before and after of stop information and route directory
Paging the MMDA!
Find out more about their experiment on the Sakay.ph blog.
Photos from Sakay.ph