We often experience inconveniences while waiting for the bus or train at the stop, especially during bad weather. Nathan M. Schneider designed a special type of bus stop, keeping the comfort level of riders, interaction time and its environmental impact in mind. The design comprises of two parts, canopy and bench, creating the most usable and desired shape. The canopy is made of rolled T-beams, acrylic glass, steel and concrete with each section constituting two beams and one piece of glass, measuring between 8′ and 10’ (tall) depending on the need. The open shape provides adequate cover as well as a waiting area to suit all kinds of weather, allowing riders to board and un-board comfortably without prohibiting their movement.
The multi-layered foam bench, mounted on the base of two beams so it could be customized to accommodate the needs of users, provides comfortable sitting and leaning back. Having an environmentally friendly approach, this aesthetically pleasing design can be placed in large or small cities and university campuses, as it eliminates the trash and maintenance costs. The design not only facilitates your bus riding experience by making it more comfortable but makes your city a better place by inviting more people to the comfort of the bus stop, decreasing the number of cars on the road.