A low-tech transit refuge is certainly a lower cost option, but this Detroit LED Bus Stop proposal demonstrates that hi-tech features might not require added funds. The illumination and the digital signage that this bus shelter offers does not need to leech power out of the urban grid.
Guercy Eugene's concept extends beyond the single rear wall and the roof of the structure and incorporates the surrounding sidewalk for its purposes. By a scheme of Pad Feedback, the designer suggests that the kinetic energy of people's shoes against the concrete can be absorbed and transformed into electricity.
This power would allow the Detroit LED Bus Stop to be illuminated all night for safety. It would also keep a lit-up a list of upcoming transit stops and communicate important information to passengers.
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