In Auckland (New Zealand), instead of chatting on phone while waiting for a bus or at launderettes, people can sit and watch a short movie in the tiny Stairway Cinema. It’s an idea by OH.NO.SUMO.
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Because CBS/Decaux’s profits are tied to advertising, they have a greater interest in placing shelters nearer more affluent commercial districts. On their website, they market themselves to potential customers as being strategically placed in “top locations,” namely “Main Upscale Neighborhoods,” “Key Entertainment Venues,” “Major Sports Venues,” and the “Largest Universities.”
Needless to say, South L.A. does not appear on that list.