2012 Newhouse project #2012293 | school bike shelter
- Collect Info Completed
- Brainstorm Ideas Completed
- Develop Solutions Completed
- Final Design Completed
What's the problem here? Getting started on your bike shelter design.
I want to design a bike shelter that will give more people an opportunity to ride to school and improve the experience of riders who already use bikes. With the addition of a bike shelter to a school it will encourage a healthier life style among students. The bike shelter will provide storage and protection from the Chicago weather for those who need to ride to school. The community will also benefit from the shelter as it will be a part of the park district and located on a school campus.
How do you Collect Info for this step of the design process?
My work for the Collect Information step:
I have looked at many locations and gathered some important information about basic needs of a bike shelter. Some bike rack locations are unsafe and near the street.This shelter will provide safe parking for riders. Other bike rack locations do not have enough room for a surplus amount of bikers. I decided to make the bike shelter location convenient for many riders so it will be located behind the school in a park district area. It will serve students and the community. The CTA Orange line is located a block away from school so CTA riders will be able to use it.
How do you Brainstorm Ideas for this step of the design process?
My work for the Brainstorm Ideas step:
In my bike shelter I included locker rooms, showers and a bike shop to benefit all types of riders. the addition of lockers provides convenient storage for visiting riders. Showers will let riders clean up before work or school after a long ride. A bike shop inside the shelter will allow riders to have their bikes worked on or they can buy any kind of bike accessories. There will be 2 floors for bike storage allowing plenty of room for many bike riders.
How do you Develop Solutions for this step of the design process?
My work for the Develop Solutions step:
In these pictures are some rough ideas and models of my bike shelter. I have reduced the shelter to one floor because the amount of estimated bike riders has reduced after my survey question results. I have included bathrooms and a bike shop to address some needs of bikers. I relocated some entrances of the building to prevent a traffic of people in certain areas.
How do you create a Final Design for this step of the design process?
My work for the Final Design step:
In my final design I have included all the suggested elements that would best accommodate riders. The shelter has many bike racks and fully enclosed to protect riders and their bikes from weather. Bathrooms, showers, lockers and a bike repair shop have been added to improve the experience of riders using the shelter