The design caters to the basic requirements of the bus stop and is minimalistic in terms of material usage which works well for a public structure to be mass produced.
Posted Sep 22, 2009 2:09 PM by yashika0
caters for physically disabled
Revenue generation by advertisement
Points to consider-
Ticket vending machines at bus stops is a very expensive option
Protection from sun, wind, rain for those sat at the front?
Posted Sep 22, 2009 3:09 PM by jaspalboparai
Ticket vending machine is optional, if required by local transport authority
The bus stop roof extends till the road/curb edge. The front seating is recessed inside by 30 centimeters (1 foot) so that the people seated here are protected from vertical rain, sun and snow. A larger roof overhang would be ideal, but considering that the bus stop is fairly large at 3 meter depth (approximately 10 feet) it would be inappropriate to widen the bus stop further.
The large depth is meant to accommodate more standing people in case the bus stop is overused.
Posted Sep 22, 2009 4:09 PM by jayeshbhattad
I really like the clean edged structure of the bus stop. Also the form and its vibrant colour makes it easily noticeable from a distance.
Posted Sep 23, 2009 8:09 AM by pooja.nagrani
I like the fact that the design takes into account the needs of disabled.
Posted Sep 23, 2009 8:09 AM by nehabhattad
This design looks as if some fun box has opened up and what comes out is your bus stop. 2 sides open up sideways and form the ramp, the top and part front side tilt upwards to form the roof. I must say - very interesting thought.
Posted Sep 23, 2009 8:09 AM by saxena.mehul
Thank you everyone for your comments...
The bus stop was designed keeping in mind the cost of production and the cost of maintenance, both of which I have tried to keep as low as possible.
Minimal, simple and utilitarian are the key design features.
The neutral yet noticeable yellow color was chosen to make the bus stop easy to locate without disrupting the visual harmony of the area.
The bus stop is airy and well ventilated, with adequate protection from the sun, wind, rain and snow to seamlessly integrate it in any area, irrespective of the climate.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 2:09 PM by jayeshbhattad
Focus on simplicity and functionality has lead to the above clean and crisp design.
Precast concrete panels and concrete louvers – easy to manufacture and mass produced – form the main body of the bus stop.
Stress is laid on more seating space for the passengers and ample visibility of the approaching bus and the surroundings. The recessed seating in the front gives the dual advantage of saving people from the natural elements (sun, rain, snow) and water splashes from vehicles as well as enabling people to sit either side. A ramp at both ends exists for the physically challenged people and an area for the wheelchair is kept vacant at one end. To make the purchasing of tickets a faster and convenient affair a ticket vending machine has been installed in the centre of the back wall.
The road facing top façade of the bus stop is kept blank and can be used for advertisements where as its inner side comprises of LED display stating the routes of the various buses halting at the stop.
The inclined roof takes care of the irregular snowfall and the solar panels mounted on it provide the power required for lighting and the LED display, thus making an energy sufficient bus stop.