The Community Cruiser Bus Stop
Industrial Design, 2022
As people age they often begin to experience physical mobility issues, which can increase the likelihood of social isolation and negatively affect one’s well being. This project, developed with the Upper Arlington Commission on Aging and the Age Friendly Innovation Center, is centered around the Community Cruiser bus system in the city of Upper Arlington, which addresses the needs of older adults by providing rides to destinations throughout the city. The Community Cruiser decreases the need for older adults to drive personal vehicles while encouraging mobility, social connection, and sustainable practices. This project focuses on the design of a network of bus stops that enhance the experience of using the Community Cruiser so that it becomes an appealing mode of transportation for older adults of all abilities. The resulting bus stops become engaging community spaces where members of the community have the opportunity to form genuine social connections with their neighbors.
Allison Krish is a designer from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Allison’s interests lie in the design of interactive spaces, as well as sports and outdoor equipment. She is passionate about exploring the ways in which design can be used to encourage play and interaction, as she believes these things have a major impact on a person’s overall well being.
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