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School of Architecture and Allied Arts

UO researchers design solutions for transit riders with disabilities

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Product design students at UO have developed innovations to improve the mass transit experience for people with disabilities, especially those who use walkers or wheelchairs. In Associate Professor Trygve Faste’s studio course “Design for an Aging Population” students surveyed and interviewed bus riders, held focus groups, accompanied riders on trips and rode as observers before designing their projects. Faste presented the class’s work, conducted in partnership with the National Institute for Transportation and Communities, at the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington, D.C.

Visit the NITC website to learn more about the project.

bus at bus stop

Story by A&AA Communications