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November 13, 2019


MRHMS Students Give Input on How to Build a Better Bus Stop

MRHMS students give input on how to improve a Metro 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 MRHMS students give input on how to improve a Metro bus stop.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.