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Excellant, Very thought out. Convient and efficent.
Posted Jun 15, 2009 10:06 PM by lindaapplonie

Generally thoughtfully designed, but unimaginative in terms of appearance or relation to location. Is there adequate protection from south and west sun? Are the openings large enough to allow escape?
Posted Jun 17, 2009 5:06 PM by amberbski

Practical, inexpensive, and highly customizable. Love it!
Posted Jul 16, 2009 7:07 PM by upandoutward

I like the modularity! First costs may proove prohibitive. Once passed the first cost issue very sustainable and well thought out.
Posted Aug 28, 2009 12:08 PM by DLamb

I like the integration of the bike rack. Did you consider integrating the seating into the scheme, rather than use off-the-shelf components?
Posted Sep 21, 2009 12:09 AM by graystone

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UofU Business Loop Bus Station

Submitted by wapplonie on June 15, 2009

Weather

The shelter is designed to be beneficial to transit rides all year round. The bus stop is an enclosed structure with two entryways, one on the east side and one on the west side. Just behind the entryways is a tall clear glass or Plexiglas wind-breaker (View Image 3.3) to stop wind from entering either entryway. The wind-breakers also keep snow and rain from blowing into the shelter. In addition to the shelter two benches would be placed out side under the trees to the east of the existing bus shelter (View Image 3.4). During the warmer weather the windows on both the north and south side of the structure can be opened to allow for fresh breezes to circulate throughout the station
(View Images 3.1- 3.2).

Location

The purposed shelter is positioned right up to the sidewalk, which is 10 feet wide. Currently the sidewalk bulbs out as the road curves which puts the bus station 17ft away from the street. By trimming down the sidewalk the extra room can be given a bus only section. Between UTA and the U of U Shuttles the business loop at the University of Utah is a high traffic area for buses. Considering the width of the roadway, sidewalks and parking there is potentially room for bus only lanes. (For Specs View Image 1.1-1.3)

The height of the shelter at its lowest point is 7ft, the roof height in the front is 9ft and the back is 7ft 7inches. The shelter is mostly made of glass and is highly transparent which keeps current view corridors and allows for new ones as well.

Access

At the back end (south side) of the shelter the curb slants down allowing wheelchair accessibility from the parking lot to the bus station and cub side. All bus route information can be posted on the wind barriers for both UTA and the U of U shuttle routes (View Image 2.1-2.2).

Surfaces

The purposed ground surface is concrete because of its cost and durability. Tactile ground surfaces would be implemented at bus loading zones for those who are seeing impaired.

Human

The current bus stop offers one bench with room for one-two individuals. The purposed station has four large benches and one small bench. Depending on size and personal space the station can seat fifteen to twenty people, plus room for one wheelchair. Two additional benches would be positioned under the trees on the east end of the structure and the current bus stop sign would be moved west, close the benches. These benches would add another six to eight seats available to transit riders. The purposed station also includes a covered bike rack, which is positioned in the front of the structure.

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Sponsored by the Utah Transit Authority, Federal Transit Authority and The University of Utah