Thomas Heatherwick's New Bus for London is a Fuel-Efficient Hybrid

 - Dec 24, 2011
References: heatherwick & fastcodesign
This New Bus for London is an exciting new venture for the capital of England. It marks the first time in more than 50 years that the Transport for London has commissioned a new design for their iconic double decker buses. Although it maintains some of the classic aesthetics that made this public transportation beloved among residents and visitors alike, the re-design is ultimately more futuristic and eco-friendly.

Designed by the British studio of Thomas Heatherwick, the New Bus for London was inspired by the '50s-era Routemaster that was famous for its exposed deck, which allowed riders to hop on and off quickly. In addition to this re-instated deck, the New Bus for London boasts three more doors and two staircases in order to better streamline foot traffic.