Tropical bus shelters generate 'mental heat'
Fair enough, but they could go one step further and paint them to look like hell. People might think twice about skipping out on busfare.
Regina Transit users may soon find themselves amidst a tropical paradise, reaping the rewards of "psychological warmth."
In the coming days, three downtown Regina bus shelters are to be turned into tropical beach scenes as part of a fine art and engineering project by two University of Regina students.
"It started as a way to alleviate that winter landscape experience and to provide something we termed 'psychological warmth,' " said Goel.
"It made sense. There are lots of people who will tell you if you can imagine yourself in a warmer space, you can feel warmer. We were just pushing that to its physical conclusion, essentially."
Regina Transit and the City of Regina gave approval to the project, which will see a beach scene placed on the interior back wall and exterior front wall of the shelter. The tropical scene will be installed using perforated vinyl, which will allow bus drivers to see into the shelter and waiting transit users to see out of it.