Reconnect – Breakdown the exoskeleton of previous modes of transportation that divide us.
Reimagine – Understand the functionality of each mode of transportation. Use this functionality in new systems
Restore – Invert our previous concept of storage.
With the growing demand for a healthier environment and the growing production of automobiles to facilitate the world’s population transportation needs, 280 highway is a perfect building typology to subvert our dependence on the automobile. Working from the simple principal generated from the economic success of the musical group The Grateful Dead:
“The best way to create demand for your product is to give it away.” -Jerry Garcia
This design attempts to create demand for bikes by giving them away to the people that choose to park their automobiles at one of the existing parking structures of Mission Bay.
The surface area of a bridge is unique because it has two planes an upper and a lower. The old program of highway 280 has automobile on the upper plane and nothing on the lower plane. Thus it is only 50% in use. This design utilizes both planes. The upper, giving way to a populated park where persons will reconnect with the city of San Francisco without the dependence of their automobile. The second the lower plane will consist of a bicycle storage where bicycles will be hung upside down and transported along similar to a train. When a person wants to get a bike the train of bicycles moves and flips one bike 90 degrees to the upper plane where people can ride the existing highway. This technology mimics that of a Dry Cleaner but underneath the highway.