Cooled transit stations
Funding and Financing
Protect public transit riders at stations to minimize exposure to extreme heat through shading, greenery, and/or water features.
Plan, design, and construct cooling interventions to existing and new transit stations.
Considerations for Use
Cooling interventions at transit stations can be piloted on high priority corridors, at highly-frequented stations, or in the most heat vulnerable neighborhoods.
Climate:Cold, Hot/Dry, Hot/Humid, Temperate
Policy Levers:Funding and FinancingThe allocation of public or philanthropic funding or private financing to implement projects, including risk transfer mechanisms.
Trigger Points:Evaluating or initiating major city infrastructure projectsIncludes projects such as city transit, street or utilities construction / re-construction etc.
Intervention Types:Buildings and Built Form
Sectors:Informal Settlements, Transportation
Target Beneficiaries:Heat-vulnerable communities, Residents
Phase of Impact:Emergency response and management, Risk reduction and mitigation
Metrics:Number of heat-related hospitalizations
Authority and Governance:City government
Implementation Timeline:Short-term (1-2 Years)
Implementation Stakeholders:City government
Funding Sources:Public investment
Capacity to Act:High, Medium
Co-benefits (Social/Economic):Improve human health, Improve the public realm