Putney’s new art shelter a wet weather attraction

PUTNEY has a state of the art bus shelter as part of a roll out of new civic facilities being delivered by the City of Ryde’s new look, progressive council.

Ryde City Council said the new bus shelter is one of the first of many being installed and is one of the primary bus stops used for the Ryde Royal Rehabilitation facility.

“Council’s Access Committee recommended this location warranted a shelter given the needs of users for the Facility, and the shelter was installed in June 2017,” a council spokesperson said.

“The shelter style is modern approach similar to those used in other locations for new shelters, with the white colour selected to suit the setting.

“The glass has images bonded and text incorporated, as experience with other shelters in recent years has demonstrated this treatment virtually eliminates unsightly scratching hence reducing overall maintenance cost.”

It is also part of a program to provide visual variety that is engaging for users of the shelters while they wait.

“The images across the back are themed around collections and patterns, succulents, food, the Sydney skyline and the dome of an Italian renaissance church.

“The far end panel is an excerpt from the diary of a patient of the brain injury unit relates to the Ryde Royal Rehabilitation facility, as a way of connecting the places and people together.”

Putney’s new art shelter