Hobart City Council launched a design competition to make waiting for a bus less boring. The community co-design competition was about making bus shelters more interesting, safe, accessible and socially connected. The first stage of the competition drew international interest. This indicates that it’s definitely time to make bus shelters interesting with practical technology-based solutions.
The shortlisted ideas for the bus shelters is on the Council website. Although the competition drew international attention, the shortlist features firms from Melbourne, Sydney and Hobart. There is a link to the 120 entries in issuu magazine format, which look far more interesting. The magazine format is also in PDF (9MB).