Re: Blind Lamps
- From: Mizter T <mizter.t@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2010 07:30:12 -0800 (PST)
On Feb 14, 2:34 pm, "Basil Jet"
Peter Heather wrote:
I do think the current policy of only showing
the final destination is a retrograde step. Clarity and the avoidance
of clutter is important, but there are many routes where important
stops are missed off. Near me, the 466 shows the destination as
Addington Village and anyone who isn't local will not be aware that
the route serves Croydon, which is hugely more important.
But anyone reading a via point can't know if the bus is going there or
coming from it.
I have certainly come across people on-board buses who were going the
wrong way several times. No idea if 'via' points listed on the blinds
were the cause of any of these, nor indeed if there were actually any
'via' points on the blinds of the buses in question.
I can see arguments both ways. One factor to bear in mind is that the
information presented at bus stops in London is far better these days
than it ever was, so that could be seen to lessen the need for 'via'
points to be listed on the blinds.
The pro-LED argument is that 'via' points can be updated as the bus
progresses along the route, of course. Not a winner in my eyes though.
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