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One of the central bus stations in the early morning



Item author
Ellen Sturm
Item Created
27 Sep 2009
Photo taken on
22 May 2009 1:53 am

Top view from the bridge above central bus station in the early morning

Context of the observation

Half past six in the morning, this bus station is bursting with life. It seems to be highly chaotic, the busses of various sizes do not show a visible pattern the way they are standing there. Many couldn’t move unless some other bus was gone first. People are crowding the place like ants, either directing towards a bus or towards the market located behind the busstation. There are terminals, but way more busses not directly standing at one, it’s not visible from here, where the busses are going to. Most of the busses wait with their motor turned on, but as this waiting period can be half and hour, an hour or longer, much bad gasses are thrown into the air without much purpose, the place is even warmer from all the running motors than other places. Also the busses are honking quite often in a nearly annoying manner, to attract customers. There isn’t a clear time table, the busses simply leave then they are full enough. At this bus station, the destinations are usually outside of the city, some busses are going to travel all day.



1 Question & 0 Responses

What kind of communication between mobile workers could shorten their routes to work or their travelling time while working?

Ellen Sturm
27 Sep 2009