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Nidhi Vaid : USING DESIGN GUIDELINES TO ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF USERS EXPERIENCE AT URBAN TRANSIT STATIONS

Objective:
The objective of the study is to develop guidelines for the design of median train stations and their
surrounding environments based on a visual audit and case study research in Oak Park, Illinois

Strategy:
The research involves review of the existing guidelines and recommendations for the design of median train stations. The objective is to find relevant case studies to enable a comprehensive understanding of the physical setting, design limitations and alternative solutions in the design of train stations.
In particular, the focus of the research is to develop guidelines to mitigate the effects of harsh weather conditions and noise from the expressway and enhance the physical environment in and around the stations.

Expected Results:
The end results will essentially be design ideas about good station environments and the demonstration of those ideas. The study is expected to result in the visual interpretation and illustration of alternative design solutions to enhance CTA’s existing median station environments and future construction.

Products:
Visual representation of the design guidelines and recommendations that can be used by CTA in future, drawing upon best practices examples and case studies. The study is aimed at using various visualization techniques to represent the physical environment of median train stations.

For additional information contact nvaid1@uic.edu