Bus shelters around LA

From San Pedro to Pacoima, a unique tour of bus shelters around Los Angeles

Why Bus Shelters?
  • Public Transportation plays a critical role in everyday life for Angelenos. Nearly 75% of public transit riders in Los Angeles rely on buses as their “go to” mode of transportation. LA Metro buses make roughly 1.3 million trips daily, connecting Angelenos to their jobs, schools, homes, food, family, friends, and cultural entertainment.
  • By providing simple working transit amenities, bus shelters advance such equity metrics for all transportation, planning, and mobility objectives and improve access, safety, and sustainability to make for more livable communities and better streets.

1/3 of LA County students walk, bike, or take the bus to school every day.
  • Through the City of Los Angeles Public-Private Partnership with Outfront/Decaux, we provide, build, and maintain over 1,870 bus shelters
  • The bus shelters are geographically distributed throughout all 15 Council Districts and their respective local neighborhoods. (Zoom in on our map to learn more about every bus shelter installed before and after 2002.)
Los Angeles Bus Shelters Built Before and After 2002
Transit Infrastructure for Mobility
  • LA’s current existing policy goals such as the Great Streets Initiative, Vision Zero, Safe Routes to School Strategic Plan, Mobility Plan 2035, The Purposeful Aging Initiative, Metro’s Complete Streets Policy, First/Last Mile Strategic Plan, as well as the approval of Measure M, all highlight the provision of useful amenities to make public transportation more comfortable while traveling and accessible for all.
  • Through the City’s Coordinated Street Furniture program, we can continue to work on opportunities to coordinate with the City, multiple neighborhoods, and with stakeholders to achieve alignment of transportation needs through additional public-private partnership investment in local urban (transportation) infrastructure.

1/3 of LA County students walk, bike, or take the bus to school every day.
Beyond the bus stop
  • Sensible and well-designed street furniture improves urban life and makes cities more human by creating pleasant and safe pathways and resting spaces for transit users.
  • Each of our bus shelters provides transit riders with a solid roof and vertical panels for protection against weather conditions, extended shade, seating for comfort, light for visibility and safety at night, and comes fully equipped with a trash receptacle.
  • Some of our newer “Smart Shelters” are equipped to serve transit users with USB charging ports, free Wi-Fi, real-time next bus arrival information, and push-to-talk buttons for the visually impaired and have been designed to be more sustainable in using less energy (LED lighting) or solar energy.
  • Our transit shelters serve as an equitable place-making element in every neighborhood, combining public service with ongoing maintenance directly benefiting transit users.

Transit shelter equipped with overhead lighting, seating bench, roof shade structure, and trash receptacle.

One of our Smart transit shelters in South Central LA; this transit shelter includes free Wi-Fi, USB ports,
real-time information bus arrival, push-to-talk, and a children’s tic-tac-toe game.
Who we are
  • Outfront Decaux Street Furniture, Inc. is a joint venture between Outfront Media and JCDecaux North America. Outfront Decaux has been committed to developing and implementing unique urban services and amenities intended to enrich the urban transit experience and revitalize public spaces at no cost to the City.
  • The City’s innovative Public-Private Partnership (P3) with Outfront/Decaux, managed by the Bureau of Street Services (Los Angeles Coordinated Street Furniture agreement), has allowed for the provision, installation, and maintenance of over 2,000 pieces of street furniture amenities since 2002 at no cost to the City.
  • In addition to bus shelters, the City’s program provides other street furniture amenities such as street kiosks, vending kiosks, and automatic public toilets and the ongoing maintenance of these elements.
  • Through the marketing of advertising media panels on the side of our street furniture, we are able to finance the City’s P3 program as well as share a portion of the advertising revenue with the City on an annual basis.
  • The program provides free outdoor media space for the City to communicate priority programs and to lead very successful PSA campaigns like Save The Drop LA and Minimum Wage.
  • Today Outfront/Decaux manages street furniture agreements with over 17 cities located in the LA County area.

Vending Kiosk-Print newsstand DTLA.

Automated Public Toilet, Pershing Square, DTLA.

City of LA, Save The Drop, PSA Campaign.
Thank you for using public transportation!