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its not bad, but the delineation of footpath kerbs by unifying paving patterns is dangerous. it exists on o connell st in dublin, and two women died because they could not see the edge of the path and stepped in front of a bus. safety comes before pride.
Posted Sep 07, 2009 8:09 PM by kavbar

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Center Drive

Submitted by ccgray on September 04, 2009

The design in named after the street which it is located.

The design intent is to allow the preexisting spatial context and programmatic elements (below) to define the form.

The overall form (1) mimics and responds to the curvature of the street which it serves (3).

Seating is positioned to be protected from wind and rain, yet a transparent wall allows visual site lines towards the direction of the buses arrival. (2).

Space is created between a vegetative screen and a wall to provide opportunities to chain bicycles. (4)

A few practical amenities are built into the structure of the design: trash can, newspaper dispenser, overhead plane that leads riders from seating area to the door of the bus. (5)

The site as a whole functions as a gateway (between parking lot and university) for automobile commuters, bus riders, and cyclists (5&6)

Lighting leads to a sense of security during evening hours (7).

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