City of Wilmington Collaborates With DCAD Students and DART to Design Bus Shelter to Accommodate Bike Parking

Posted on  12/09/2013 2:08 pm

Photo of DCAD DART Bus Shelter Design Collabora

The City of Wilmington’s Bike Committee convened a special meeting to reveal nine Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD) design concepts for the development of a multi-modal bus shelter that will include sheltered and secure bike parking.

The Committee, which is administered by the City’s Department of Planning and Urban Design, sought a project that would add creative art design while addressing the need for new City bus shelters. The location of the shelter is slated to be installed across from the expanding Wilmington Hospital on Washington Street.

“The Planning Department sought a project that would add creative art design while addressing the need for new City bus shelters,” said Planning and Urban Design Director, Sophia Hanson.

Construction elements proposed for the shelter include glass, etched glass, concrete, stainless steel, as well as incorporation of green roofs, LED lighting and solar power. Architectural styles include Modern, Post Industrial, Art Deco and Minimalist.

The DCAD students received preliminary feedback from the Bike Wilmington Committee and have until the end of this semester to finalize their drawings, at which point they will be revealed for general public review and feedback. It should be noted that the drawings will be closely examined by DART, DelDOT, The City of Wilmington’s Departments of Planning and Public Works, the Committee’s consultant as well as the Challenge Program (who will be constructing the final product).

If you would like to be included in the public input process, please contact Michael Leventry at mleventry@WilmingtonDE.gov.