Frequently Asked Questions
Why do you not offer large format billboards on the island?
The Town and Country Planning Act Cap 240 in 1985 effectively banned large billboards in Barbados, which were deemed unsightly and contrary to our tourism objectives. Exception in made for bus shelters and municipal roundabouts because they are seen as providing over-riding social benefit.
What would you say are the best locations? Why?
Our busiest road is the ABC Highway. However, most of the locations listed on the south coast road, west coast road and Bridgetown would also receive 20 000 – 30 000 cars per day. If you have an idea of quantity, we can ‘shortlist’ some locations for your consideration.
What is the next evolution planned for the bus shelters?
Although we have chosen an island aesthetic for the bus shelters, using tropical materials and local architecture – we endevour to keep the shelters on at the forefront of technology. We are planning to install free WiFi hotspots in the shelters in the next phase of development, powered only by solar panels.
Is there a maintenance program?
We place a high priority on frequent maintenance of the bus shelters, although fortunately ‘tagging’ and graffiti are not prevalent in Barbados. The Adopt A Stop Maintenance Unit visits each side weekly for routine cleaning, debushing and removal of litter.