A bus shelter adaptable to your needs November 12, 2010
It changes form to respond to clients’ needs, it is adaptable to various spaces to provide more comfort and security, it is “size adjustable” based on ridership…the 21st century bus shelter is made to measure for you.
Favouring the use of recycled materials, the new bus shelter “family” consists of three prototypes: standard, universal and standard with extension. The concept was developed by the Leblanc + Turcotte + Spooner design consortium, winner of the bus shelter design competition led by the office of Design Montréal (Ville de Montréal). It allows for the production of basic models with the capacity to link together several units to create variable-size configurations that can accommodate a larger number of users. The sun will also do its part, as a solar energy system is planned to provide lighting for shelters in locations that cannot be connected to the power grid. It’s an innovation that reinforces Montréal’s status as a UNESCO City of Design due to the talent of local designers.
The Société is also taking this opportunity to test a “totem pole” featuring more modern signage that reflects its new visual identity. This totem pole is located near the new bus shelter at the corner of René-Lévesque and Jeanne-Mance and will eventually replace the bus stop pole.
Check them out and tell us what you think: your comments
Technical specifications for the bus shelter prototypes: click here
A green roof for bus shelters May 17, 2010
Have you seen them? There are six such shelters, located in three municipal boroughs. Installing a green roof on certain bus shelters serves to emphasize the relationship between public transportation and the environment. We chose eco-friendly plant material, a mix of sedum. A carpet of sedum is very resistant and requires little maintenance. As a perennial groundcover, it easily replaces a green lawn, with its unique appearance and wonderful scent! A green roof has a significant impact on outdoor air quality, provides some habitat to urban wildlife, and affords a measure of biodiversity appreciated by both birds…and transit users.
Until June 14, one can watch the sedum grow while waiting for the bus.