Did you know that Transit Shelters and their accompanying seating are often referred to as “street furniture,” as are many other common sights on city streets such as parking booths, newspaper boxes, waste containers, bike racks, and more.
Transit Shelters are typically small free-standing structures that provide cover and seating for the passengers of bus, train, light rail and other mass transportation systems. To weather the elements, materials for Transit Shelters must deliver UV resistance, dimensional stability and formability (for roofs). Impact resistance, and abrasion resistance are also key, to withstand vandalism such as scratching, graffiti, or breakage. Transit advertising and maps are also commonly affixed to these structures, and more advanced designs employ lighting, including the use of solar panels.