With more than 125 million riders each year, it’s crucial for the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) line in San Francisco to keep the city moving without a hitch. Where even the smallest hiccup can mean chaos, incessant escalator breakdowns were resulting in major inconveniences and distress for commuters – particularly those with mobility challenges.
Caused by exposure to inclement elements, these escalator breakdowns became the driving motivator for the design of street-level canopies that would protect people and escalators from the rain.
- LocationSan Francisco, CA
- ClientNelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates, Ltd.
- ArchitectVIA Architecture