It is mostly a pain in the ass waiting for a minibus (light bus) at this minibus hub. It is not the sun or the rain, but the exhaust and heat that suffocates me when a lot of minibuses pull over at the same time. The walls of massive buildings create an island effect that simply traps all the pollution at the hub.
To make the future hubs better, maybe we can design hubs in a more open area where the waiting lines can be more spread out like the leaf of a palm tree to help dissipate the exhaust. Maybe some curving walls along the waiting lines can help create a wind tunnel effect to ventilate the hub. A little bit of linear landscape along the lines would probably filter the air and shade the hub too. Let’s start investing in our infrastructure to make the taxpayers’ daily life better.
minibus hub at luen wo hui, fanling, north district, hong kong – 6:25pm, jul 22, 2012