Illustrations were done by Steven Rogers
Posted Mar 29, 2010 12:03 AM by rogersec
I like how this design is eco friendly
Posted Mar 29, 2010 4:03 AM by Natlie2
This design was well thought out. I like the fact that there is a sign that tells you where the bus is. Also in this picture, the bus stop looks real spacious and comfortable. Also the solar panels are a very good idea. The relaxing area with all the tables would be pretty cool too.
Posted Mar 30, 2010 4:03 AM by tommy boy
Also with the beverage center.. An incorporating of small business owners could set up small stands or booths to sell their goods. (Other revenue and local business source)
Posted Mar 30, 2010 4:03 PM by rogersec
For this particular intersection, I initially wanted to create a UTA hub just on the corner of 2100s and 900e where the buses could pull in to clear traffic, while also creating a safe area for the patrons.
Though, with cost and space in consideration, the intersection is very small and would be awkwardly accessible.
Instead other ideas would include:
~Having larger and accurate signage, posting of bus information, and color coding of routes. Would make it a lot easier for those to get on the right bus.
~Logical and useful hubs that have solar paneled heat cooling, and inside/outside lighting. It would be operated on a battery timer and turned off when services are closed.
~Bus locator which tracks an image on the route including a destination time.
~Bench seating, with slightly tinted glass for glare and safety.
~TV monitor that displays advertisements for local companies. Definite revenue source! Also video monitoring for safety and security.
~For larger hubs, a refreshment wall with back lit lighting would be another source of revenue and availability to patrons.
~Also a bus waiting retreat, with colorful metal tables and chairs covered by a plex topper for weather protection. Very casual, welcoming, and attractive area for mingling between buses.
~Lastly, locking bike bins for the eco saving riders. Which would give them a place to store their bikes during work, lunch, ect. Without the worry or hassle.
Other basic items included: trash can, brochures, newspaper stand.
~Access to these updated UTA hubs, cross walks should be reinforced with immediate activated cross light signals for safety and pedestrian right of way
~ In maintenance and cleaning schedule, a community volunteer program could be implemented weekly. Also association with justice court on public service hours would supply many applicants for such positions.
~All hubs must be wheelchair accessible and follow all protocol requirements that the ADA enforces.