As representatives of the Raleigh Transit Authority and Activate Triangle we are grateful for the public response to the recent GoRaleigh bus shelter design competition, including the Nov. 29 letter “Bus shelters must be functional.”
The competition was organized to gather as much input from the public as possible, and for that reason each of the three teams in the final round was required to build a full-size prototype for public display in downtown Raleigh so that anybody who wanted to could compare all three designs side-by-side and provide their comments.
The selection of the final design will be based not only on aesthetics, but also on durability, economy and the safety and comfort of GoRaleigh passengers.
The public input, including over 2,700 votes received online, will be given strong consideration. Whichever design is chosen will require further design refinements to address any outstanding concerns before new shelters are produced and placed into service.
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Rest assured it is the goal of the RTA, the city and Activate Triangle to select a design that improves the brand for GoRaleigh and also meets the very real and practical needs of the riders of the GoRaleigh system.
FAIA, Raleigh Transit Authority
Erin Sterling Lewis
AIA, Activate Triangle