’Like the idea of crowdsourcing.
I think the key to a future-orientated bus stop is its integration with its surrounding. Depending on the size, type and function of the bus stop – urban, suburban, transfer bus-train, transfer park&ride – requires different approaches.
Designing a technology-overloaded, generic structure that will be placed everywhere cannot be the answer.
Maybe a bus stop should become more of a small public space, or part of one, where waiting for the bus is only one function of many.
Maybe it would have been better to supply three or four typical locations for the design ideas.
This is for one location - the university of utah business loop and you can learn more about the location on the about this site page - go to specific site to look at the surroundings AND read the design considerations. This is for a University stop that is heavily used by students/faculty/University employees and visitors. Thus, the references to the U in many bus stops -
Posted Jul 02, 2009 10:07 PM by annachrism
thanks for the clarification.
what would be your understanding of "heavily used"?
Posted Jul 03, 2009 4:07 AM by flipflapflower
The University of Utah has about 30,000 students, all of which are provided with a bus and Trax pass for the year. I can contact UTA and the University to get more specific numbers, but for now it looks like it serves two University shuttle lines that run evert 15 minutes, and about 9 different bus lines. I will learn more and get back to you. The busiest times of day are in the morning - 8 am to about 2 pm in the afternoon. This is a commuter campus and tends to go more silent in the evening, though the lines are used throughout the day and evening. Hope that helps.
Posted Jul 04, 2009 3:07 PM by annachrism
cheers for the information!
Posted Jul 27, 2009 3:07 AM by flipflapflower