Product & Industrial Design graduate Jordan Ang has designed a stroller system, adopted by Land Transport Authority (LTA), to secure open strollers on the bus. The prototype will be tested on SBS Transit bus service 69, a route that covers schools and housing estates while transporting families towards Tampines Bus Interchange and MRT.
The system was designed as part of his final-year project, developed by TP and then customised and fabricated by ST Kinetics.
The system has two handle slots for the insertion of the side handle of the stroller. Additionally, there is a retractable seatbelt to secure it in. The child in the stroller should be constantly seated and buckled in. The forward facing stroller will be secured using the slot closer to the front of the bus and a backward facing stroller will use the slot closer to the rear of the bus.
Jordan Ang believes that traveling should be easy and accessible for everyone. On many occasions while riding public buses, he had observed how passengers handle their strollers. Parents struggle as they simultaneously carry their children and strollers on the bus.
“With this system, parents will have a place to secure the stroller with their child inside. So when the bus is on the move, the stroller will have limited movement. This ultimately provides safety for the child and the surrounding commuters,” Jordan said.
Strollers would be placed in designated wheelchair space, with wheelchair users given priority. Following the launch of the system, LTA will be gathering feedback from commuters and bus captains.