Making Metros safe to use during the pandemic- Solenza Lazar
The use of public transport has been greatly reduced due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In order to guarantee security in the current pandemic I worked with the Spanish hub to come up with a solution to this problem, using the Spanish metro as a base for my design.
There was a concern regarding the space needed to be kept between each passenger to ensure safety, as well as having to keep spaces of ingress and egress free to prevent contact between moving passengers. To address these issues, I designed perching seats to increase the space between standing and sitting passengers, as well as transparent shatterproof panels between these seats and between standing passengers to prevent the virus transmission. Finally, every three weeks, the metro interior would be disinfected and coated with a substance that can keep surfaces virus and bacteria free for three weeks.