With 1500 bus stops in the city, and only 250 with benches and even fewer with shelters, our riders are not experiencing a dignified nor enjoyable ride. What’s worse is our buses are often late. We’d like to prototype a small container affixed to a stop pole with a personal shade that can be opened while our riders wait for their bus. We will work with Public Thread, a local cut and sew company and use recycled banners and billboard materials which are weather proof.
Here is an idea for how we could start to think about re-using materials that already exist and make creative spaces for those using and waiting for public transit, utilizing respect and design to inspire and make each stop look and feel different...
This is about re-using seating from the stadium but same idea - -reusing materials instead of throwing everything into the landfill.
The images above are inspiration only...we need to test out the various options with riders. Using an upcycled bag, mike jug, or laundry detergent bottle could hold either a fabric shade or an umbrella. We are also looking into a DIY shelter with stakes/poles that can be made with local materials and customized for each neighborhood.