20 Jun '12, 12pm

What if bus stops were designed as if bus stops really mattered?

What if bus stops were designed as if bus stops really mattered?

“This experimental station at boulevard Diderot is not just a place to wait for a bus. Covering an area of ​​80 m2, it was designed as a multi-purpose public space ... . Here you can buy a bus ticket, get information about the neighborhood, have a coffee, borrow a book, play music, recharge a phone, buy a meal to take away, rent an electric bike, stay warm while eating a sandwich, or set up a bag on a shelf to do your makeup. Variable light adjusts for day and night conditions. This project will also be the first urban test of materials and technological innovations ... such as ceramic furniture invented by Marc Aurel, and a sound design integrated into the fabric of furniture ...”

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/kbenfield/what_if_bus_s...

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