Whilst undertaking some recent research for a large transport company it occurred to me that people waiting at bus stops were often faced with a dilemma. It seems that there is a cognitive balancing act that takes place which determines where and how you wait for your bus. The three elements that seem to play an important part in this decision are interesting, firstly and often most importantly is your place within the queue.
Preserving your personal space
Secondly is the ability to preserve you own personal space, i.e. deciding not to sit within a shelter if you can stand on your own. And thirdly is your physical comfort, whether to take a seat and shelter from the weather. The photographs included within this post help to demonstrate how individuals will prioritise one of these elements over the other.