AARP in St. Louis and Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) have been working to activate the Maplewood MetroBus Stop – located at the southwest corner of Manchester Road and Marshall Avenue – in partnership with the City of Maplewood, Citizens National Bank and KABOOM!, a national non-profit that partners with communities to expand play opportunities for kids.
With input from residents and community leadership, the goal was to create a space that provided easy access to bus service along with encouraging active play, cultivating community interaction and increasing transit use.
The transformed, ADA accessible, Maplewood MetroBus Stop boasts vibrant colors and green spaces. New shelters, a glider and bench have been installed, as well as lighting and better sight lines to improve visibility, safety and security. There is also more waiting space, better access to the parklet and surrounding green spaces, and a hopscotch game that incorporates an interactive, play element to the design. In addition, an art installation featuring a Maplewood sign that graphically depicts landmarks in Maplewood was created by award-winning painter and mixed media artist Genevieve Esson, of Maplewood. To see more, view our video by clicking here.
If you’re in Maplewood, check it out and let us know what you think. We think it’s pretty cool!
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