Midtown Atlanta Alliance has dropped the designs for their upcoming bus stop redesign. Bus stops across the neighborhood will get a completely new look inspired by the surrounded nature on offer in the ATL.
The proposed design features giant leaf-like installations to provide much-needed shade and shelter while we wait for our MARTA to arrive.
“While buses themselves are often nice, waiting for them can be a less than appealing experience and is often accompanied by confusion,” said Julie Harlan, Midtown Alliance Transportation Project Manager. “We want to create spaces that feel good to rest and wait for your ride in, that can act as a refuge, a place you look forward to stopping through at the end of your day.”
From brand new murals to pollination stations filled with native plants, the new design proposals are an inspiring reflection of how far Midtown Atlanta has come, and continues to grow.
Midtown contacted local artist George F. Baker III and urban designers MKSK to help out with their new glow-up. However, Midtown used feedback and public opinion to point out the key necessities as well as ask for their imaginative ideas.
The highest-ranked necessities were route and schedule information, seating, shelter and lighting. Top requested amenities to make spaces more welcoming included greenery, wayfinding and public art.
The bus stops will be located around the Midtown Improvement District, with a focus on the pilot along Spring and West Peachtree Streets. There are two key locations, one at West Peachtree Street and Ponce de Leon Avenue, next to the North Avenue MARTA Station. And the other is planned to located at West Peachtree Street and Peachtree Place. For more information, click here.
In other news, Midtown Atlanta is home to an all-new food hall that’s uniting some of the most adored culinary icons from across the ATL. For more information, click here or the link below.