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Ontario Transit

Currently half the world's population is living in urban areas and its supposed to increase significantly by 2050. This project addresses the current public transportation system in Ontario and improving the wayfinding and environment to meet AODA and Universal Design Principle standards.

My Role: Designer

Date: August 2018


A case study was done to identify the current practices and guidelines for accessible design of transportation by looking at the United States, United Kingdom, and Hong Kong.

Transportation Systems Around the World

Target Audience

The target audience covers everyone (Barrier-Free) from 15 years of age and older. It includes those with accessibility needs, the elderly, and people with learning disabilities. The location is focused in Ontario Canada with those traveling between cities, suburbs to city, rural to city, and rural to suburbs.

Final Solution

Unify all public transit systems under one brand system called Ontario Transit Authority. The name would encompass all pre-existing public transit systems and new routes.

The digital signs use LED lights and sound to convey transportation information. To protect the terminals from natural elements, thick recycled plastics should be used and the material would help aid in sustainability efforts. The terminals are powered by a solar electric system since LED lights don't take much to power up. 

Read the full case study "Access to Urban Transportation System for Individuals with Disabilities" on Medium.

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