|Category||Idea Competition / Open to Students|
|Type||International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous|
|Country||Chicago, United States|
|RegDeadline||13 May 2013 GoogleCal iCal|
|13 May 2013 (via Online)|
NEXT STOP seeks to integrate innovative and compelling transportation design into Chicago’s urban fabric. Importantly, NEXT STOP seeks proposals that realize BRT as a system of solutions: each design team must submit designs for three different prototype sites and demonstrate how BRT station design can be adapted to each context.
This competition is a vital component of the planning process for Chicago’s bold, new BRT transit initiative. BRT service offers faster, more efficient, and more reliable travel than traditional bus service. Designed for busy streets with heavy vehicle traffic, BRT systems can integrate a number of features, including:
- Dedicated bus lanes or separate bus rights-of-way from normal street traffic.
- Transit signal priority, which extends green lights and shortens red lights for buses.
- Fewer stops and additional customer amenities, including pre-paid fare collection, neighborhood maps, and digital displays with bus and train arrival information.
- A uniquely-identifiable fleet of vehicles with a distinct look and brand.
- Special stations designed to increase the speed, comfort, and ease of travel.
Not yet announced
First prize: $3,000
Second prize: $1,500
Third prize: $750
Students (with valid ID): $50
A maximum of four 11”x17” boards and a written statement of no more than 250 words
Winners announced at a special event at the Chicago Architecture Foundation: 6 June 2013
The Chicago Architectural Club