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Urban Station 2

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Insights and Solutions

The waiting and queuing area within the Urban Station is a large sheltered train, light rail, and/or bus depot developed on an urban scale with dining and retail amenities.  By incorporating furnishing settings that spark social interactions, a more memorable and humanized transit process can be cultivated.

  1. A bright, active and open station enhances a sense of security while encouraging both interaction and productivity.
  2. A range of seating and amenities including a coffee shop and deli offer a choice of comfortable spaces in which commuters can work, wait, socialize, eat and drink.
  3. GO OutdoorTables with canopies and Chipman Stools act as anchor points within the large open space while providing standing and perching options for spontaneous interaction, and power for mobile devices.
  4. Indoor and outdoor seating/perching areas offer commuters choices while waiting for transit.
  5. Levit benches paired with Chipman chairs and Chipman tables create flexible spaces for dining, observing, and small social gatherings.
  6. Lakeside planters serve as a visual boundary between transit entry circulation paths and seating areas while connecting commuters to nature.
  7. Chipman tables and Chipman chairs provide space for casual dining, conversation, and respite.
  8. Collect litter receptacles serve as attractive options to conceal and recycle waste.
  9. Connect rails placed near transit pick-ups and queuing areas offer users informal leaning or perching platforms while waiting.
  10. Sentinel bollards surrounding the station grounds provide wayfinding landmarks for commuters while defining the station boundaries.
  11. MultipliCITY benches act as attractive, spacious seating on which commuters can relax while waiting for transit.
  12. Outdoor charging stations adjacent to tables and seating keep commuters connected by providing convenient access to power and USB charging.