EYECATCHING BUS STOPS
Added on: 1st Sep 2015
A team of researchers at M.I.T. came up with this Eyestop concept
which is expected to be installed in Florence, Italy. This concept
features amenities such as touch screens and LED’s which provide
Internet access to help passengers plan for the best routes and
correct directions. Information from these devices can also be
synced to a mobile phone.
Beatriz Cockburn came up with this bus stop to improve Peru’s
transport system which displays time statistics and routes on a touch
screen block. LED’s indicate the change of routes which is
powered by a solar panel on the roof.
Instead of advertisements, this bus stop features an aquarium with
real fish to keep passengers company while waiting.
BIRD BUS STOP
A mini garden on top of a bus stop? Might sound peculiar but this
one’s eco-friendly interesting. This would be a great help for birds
who’ve lost their homes due to prevalent deforestation and are
moving in to the city. Although this may sound a bit complicated,
it is said that it’s installation is relatively easy to do.
ECOSHEL SUSTAINABLE BUS STOP
Ecoshel has solar panels, electric generators, and pressure pads which
reproduces it’s very own energy, both electric and heat. Tiffany Roddis,
its designer, also included an advanced route finder and GPS to help
passengers with their trips.
URBAN BOTANICAL GARDEN
An interactive garden bus stop allows pedestrians to leave multimedia
messages for each other and can be downloaded or viewed via
mobile phones. There’s a touch screen interface inside and a custom
LED display outside for pedestrians to use while waiting.
BIKE STORAGE BUS STOP
Students from the Royal College of Art created a bus stop which not only
functions as a place to wait for a bus but also as a storage for bikes and
an electricity house. Energy from rainwater, sun and wind is stored in the
structure and can be used for electric buses.
SLOUGH BUS STOP
Though not feasible for routine bus stops, this bus stop bay Designed
by Bblur architecture, has a shelter which covers 450 sq. m and includes
10 bus bays that has amenities like waiting rooms, toilet facilities,
cycle stands and even a coffee shop.