27 May '18, 2am
TLDR: it's an anti-affordance to prevent people from boarding at the "wrong" place
So, you might have seen this bus stop located along Bukit Timah Road. Advertisement Strange design Railings placed right in front of it have certainly puzzled many who have seen it. This has also prompted queries about its unconventional design, as commuters typically board and alight the bus right in front of the bus shelter. But not in this case, where commuters can only do so at the area next to the bus shelter. Transport ministry’s response Well, the Ministry of Transport has responded to the public’s queries about the unconventional design of the bus stop. Advertisement Unconventional bus stop explained Basically, the bus stop had to be built that way to work around the space constraint along that particular stretch of road. Despite the space constraint, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said a bus bay was still needed to prevent stopping buses from obstructing traff...