This project evolved from simple observation of how people use the London bus network and whether or not it is productively being used. The emphasis being on the social benefits as opposed to the physical.
By strategically placing slogans on London Transport notice boards the idea is to provoke thought and question our daily habits relating to public transport. There is no intention to be offensive, on the contrary, it is hoped that a little humour will be introduced into the day.
Without labouring the obvious benefits of walking, the How many stops? project intends – with a lighthearted approach – to highlight the social advantages of walking. A bus is a suffocating environment with very little stimulation, compared to being out on the streets of London. By just changing a daily pattern our senses can be bombarded by constantly changing sounds views and social interactions. Who knows – a chance encounter with someone new could change your life, and the irony is that walking is almost certainly quicker than buses on short journeys particularly in rush hour!
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