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Downtown Bus Shelter Designs Revealed
« on: May 27, 2010, 04:10:04 AM »
Downtown Bus Shelter Designs Revealed



Today, Downtown Development Review Board will approve the proposed bus shelter design for downtown's streets. Metro Jacksonville shares the three design options up for consideration.

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Re: Downtown Bus Shelter Designs Revealed
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2010, 06:05:25 AM »
Out of these options, I would go with Option 1.  The tempered glass brings a touch of modernism into the feel of the shelters.  The tempered glass also helps improves the integration of the shelters into their surrounding context and gives off the impression of being more safe because of improved visibility.





Since the shelters will be solar powered, I wonder if the wall map case will be illuminated?
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Re: Downtown Bus Shelter Designs Revealed
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2010, 06:24:03 AM »
^ I completely agree.  Option 1 is the way to go.

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Re: Downtown Bus Shelter Designs Revealed
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2010, 07:40:38 AM »
What is the solar panel powering?  A lot of locations will be blocked by the shade of buildings for a bulk of the day, right?  I'm glad to see it on there, but what is the function?

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Re: Downtown Bus Shelter Designs Revealed
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2010, 08:20:58 AM »
many bus shelters have lighted signs (maybe the ads) and even lighting inside the shelter....that's what the solar panel will power.

btw...I am a bit concerned about the bike rack...if constructed as shown, the trash can is too close making it difficult to park 2+ bikes
« Last Edit: May 27, 2010, 08:24:50 AM by tufsu1 »

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Re: Downtown Bus Shelter Designs Revealed
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2010, 08:22:39 AM »
I agree with brainstormer.  Option 1 is the way to go.
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Re: Downtown Bus Shelter Designs Revealed
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2010, 08:32:30 AM »
^ Ditto.  #1

tufsu1 - It looks like the trashcan can be relocated as it's not part of the structure..

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Re: Downtown Bus Shelter Designs Revealed
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2010, 08:59:24 AM »
Outstanding!  Long overdue but definitely welcomed.

Let's get it done already!
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Re: Downtown Bus Shelter Designs Revealed
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2010, 09:09:34 AM »
Is the gigantic handicap decal really necessary?

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Re: Downtown Bus Shelter Designs Revealed
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2010, 09:22:52 AM »
A good start.  Option #1 looks the best.  I am glad to see the solar panel and bike rack.  The copper and black mixed together may look tacky.  I am surprised not just all black or all silver color.  I am hoping bus shelters will go in other locations other than downtown?

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Re: Downtown Bus Shelter Designs Revealed
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2010, 09:24:22 AM »
Option 1 easily.  From an aesthetic angle it lets it fit in with the surroundings by offering minimal line of sight interference.

And for that same purpose it has a greater safety measure than a solid colored paneling does as it allows patrons a better opportunity to see an attacker coming from behind and makes it harder to attack someone discretely if 3 full sides are viewable.

The solar panels would power interior lighting or perhaps even the shelter location identifier panel.

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Re: Downtown Bus Shelter Designs Revealed
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2010, 09:33:57 AM »
I like option #1 the best, but what about cleaning? Will it show finger & hand prints? Just curious...

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Re: Downtown Bus Shelter Designs Revealed
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2010, 09:35:15 AM »
I agree, what's with the GIGANTIC handicap signs?  I find it kind of insulting to the people who would be using that space.  They're handicapped, not clueless.

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Re: Downtown Bus Shelter Designs Revealed
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2010, 09:38:39 AM »
I don't think the handicap signs are going to be installed, rather it is just a diagram showing the allotted space for the handicap as per ADA.

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Re: Downtown Bus Shelter Designs Revealed
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2010, 09:38:52 AM »
its probably some federal ADA requirement.