May 4th, 2019
Fab Day is a design competition presented by the Better Block.
The Problem: Particulate Matter is tiny particles, such as dust, dirt, soot, and smoke, that cause pollution. Transit riders are among the most heavily exposed to PM pollution because of either riding diesel buses or simply standing on the edge of traffic waiting at bus stops. Downwinders at Risk brought to our attention a recent study that showed that you could cut PM exposure by 30-40 percent by simply rethinking the bus stop.
The Challenge: For Fab Day, the challenge is simple: rethink the bus stop to reduce Particulate Matter. And create stops that are inspiring and fun. Of course, it’s not really that easy. The designs need to be easy to assemble using very little hardware. They have to stay on budget. Elements have to be digitally fabricated. And they have to follow DART’s specs as much as possible.