30 Jun '12, 5pm

Paris Tests Out Snazzy New 'Bus Stop of the Future'

Paris Tests Out Snazzy New 'Bus Stop of the Future'

© RATP . The 'Station Diderot' bus stop in Paris. Even for the biggest advocate of public transportation, waiting for the bus can be a drag. But a snazzy new bus stop being tested out in Paris promises to make that dead time productive, and even fun. The French capital's main transit agency, RATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens), has set up what it's calling the "bus stop of the future" outside the busy Gare de Lyon train station for a five-month trial period, The Atlantic Cities reported earlier this month. Free WiFi, A Coffee Kiosk, And Electric Bikes Described as a "place of social innovation" by the trend blog PSFK , the "Station Diderot " transit shelter offers riders a variety of services, from a book lending library and an electric-bike rental station to phone charging outlets, free WiFi , and a snack and coffee kiosk. © Aurel Studio . Design details of the...

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