Attractive public transport starts with a good design of the station
How do you develop a station that invites people to travel by public transport? Manuela Triggianese, architect and assistant professor in Complex Projects, is investigating on how to design train and metro stations to be more attractive, people-centred and future-proof. In the Walk-In project she is looking together with students, the creative industry, public transport companies and authorities at how they can set up the design process as efficiently, integrated and collaborative as possible.
One station may have beautiful historic features, a wealth of facilities and a bustling green station square, while another station may be a dull concrete affair. The latter type of station does not exactly invite people to travel by public transport, to pass through or to stay there. And that needs to change, believes Manuela Triggianese. “Public transport plays an important role in the urban transition to sustainable development. More and more towns and cities are pushing out polluting cars to their periphery and public transport stations are important hubs for sustainable choices and shared mobility. Stations belong to the environment, which needs to become healthier, more liveable and inclusive. So these buildings need to be properly integrated in their surroundings.”
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