This CAF Newhouse 2011 project (#365) was awarded an Honorable Mention prize
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The major problems with the bus stop here at Lane Tech on the corner of Addison and Western are that it is too small. This bus shelter is used by hundreds even thousands of students every day and it becomes too over crowded. It is its most overcrowded when the weather is bad such as a rainy or snowy day people will try to escape the bad weather by bunching up in the bus stop. The hot weather is also a problem as the more people are bunched up the hotter it feels. With all the students at this one stop it also takes too much time in order to actually get on the bus and then the bus is over crowded. I also believe this bus stop need lighting and it definitely need to be greener.
In order to solve the problems my design will be a lot longer and wider so that more people are able to fit in this bus stop and it will reduce crowding. The space is obviously there. This bus shelter will also use a new innovative way to reduce crowding in the actual bus and reduce the boarding time by having machines where you can prepay. Then I think this shelter should have heaters in the winter and air conditioning in the summer and all this will be powered by solar panels which will also provide lighting so that it is safe to be at the bus shelter at night. There will also be more recycling trash cans.