MRHMS Students Give Input on How to Build a Better Bus Stop
Citizens for Modern Transit (the regional transit advocacy organization) and AARP St. Louis are working with MRH Middle School students to activate the space around a MetroBus Stop at the corner of Marshall and Manchester. Also leading the project are the City of Maplewood, Citizens National Bank and KaBOOM!, a nonprofit that helps communities build playgrounds for children. This joint initiative, known as the “Play Everywhere Project,” will transform the area at the southwest corner of Manchester Rd. and Marshall Ave. – adjacent to the Citizens National Bank park – into a fun, artistic space that encourages active play, cultivates community and increases transit use.
Wednesday, a representative from architectural firm BlackArc Design presented MRH middle schoolers with a vision of how a bus stop can be safe, appealing, and equitable. The presenter asked the students to envision a place which gives them personal comfort or joy, and then translate that into a design concept for the bus stop.
Next step: CMT and its partners will study the input from these students and from attendees at a previous public forum to present to Metro.
For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.