Bus Stop of the Future Unveiled in Paris

On his Human Transit blog, transit planner Jarrett Walker brings us images and a description of a "bus stop of the future" for the streets of Paris, designed by Marc Aurel.

Walker, who's been categorized as favoring a systems-based view of what contributes to the successes or failures of public transit, in opposition to Darrin Nordahl's belief in the importance of the passenger experience, seems to have found his empathic side with this gushing post.

"Yes, it's still a bus shelter, but the idea is to make it both more useful and more of a social space.  People may come here for a range of things other than catching the bus, so that social interaction and the life of the street intermix with waiting to produce a more vibrant, interesting, and safe environment."

"This is what a major bus stop or station might look like if you really, really valued buses, and also value the principle that uses of the street should be intermixed so that they contribute activation, interest, and safety to one another." 

Full Story: paris: "the bus stop of the future"

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