A new Next Stop Design challenge has begun. Get creative with this one and have fun! The challenge is to improve a major public transporation hub in Salt Lake City, Utah. The area is at the intersection of 900 East and 2100 South, in the ‘Sugarhouse’ neighborhood. There are four stops in the immediate area served by Utah Transit Authority busses.
The challenge is to come up with the best idea(s) to make general improvements to this site. It can range from physical stops, schedule changes, route changes, etc.
Here is a Google map showing the intersection. You can use this to see details of the area or visit the site yourself for more specific information.
The contest will officially open for design submissions on March 9, 2010 at 8:00 a.m. MST. Designs may be submitted until April 6, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. MST, afterwhich new designs will not be accepted. We will calculate the ratings and announce a winner on April 8, 2010.
Designs may be rated at any time during the contest time frame. To rate a design, you must be logged into the site. Furthermore, each rating you make must be confirmed. The confirmation process is simple. An email is sent to you that contains a link. You will need to click on that link to confirm your rating. Each rating you cast will be confirmed in this manner. Any ratings that are not confirmed will be removed before determining a winner.
During the contest, both the weighted rating and rating count will be hidden from view in an attempt to dissuade cheating (something we experienced during our first contest) and to not skew the outcome of the contest.
You may submit designs using this site, or email or fax them to us. Information on the latter two options will be forthcoming. Please take time to describe your design well so others will know what you’ve come up with.
For this contest, we are happy to award the winning person a year-long pass for UTA good for free public transporation in the areas that UTA serves. For more informatin about the UTA, please visit their website.
If you have further questions about this site, or the contest, please email us. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.
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By participating in Next Stop Design, we sincerely hope you have a lot of fun while we learn to better solve problems as a group.