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Painted Curb and Stormdrain Murals

by Chang8816 05.20.15

I go to college at Mizzou and all around Columbia, MO on the curbs people have painted murals or portraits of the city and events that go on in the city. They are a fun thing to look at while you're stopped at a crosswalk and would give local artists a chance to display their talent. For example you could have one for each of the sports teams, one showing the history of the Blues and Jazz in STL, one of the 1904 World's Fair etc.

4 votes

Restore Washington Avenue ghost signs

by Jeffvstl 03.09.15

In its heyday, Washington Avenue was the largest US garment district outside New York City. On the walls of the grand old buildings that line the street, numerous ghost signs remain that advertise former businesses that made Washington Avenue a world center of fashion and industry, faded remnants of a bygone era. Restoring these ghost signs would honor Washington Avenue's history, identity and dynamism while enhancing the visual aesthetics of the streetscape. In addition, it would put local artists and painters to work. Community-building at its finest!

127 votes

St. Louis Music Museum

by Erin Cromer 02.12.15

From W.C. Handy to Miles Davis, Chuck Berry, Ike & Tina Turner, Albert King, and Little Milton, St. Louis has a rich history of blues, jazz, R&B and rock. The 21st century has brought even more variety with Nelly and the St. Lunatics, Sheryl Crow, and live music all over the area. We are in the heart of the country and should show our pride as the crossroads of American Music. Inspired by the EMP Museum in Seattle, this could be a major anchor downtown.

5 votes

Commission an artist to paint the Cortex Silo in the Central West End

by David Hoffman 01.13.15

A few decades ago buildings downtown, including the Sheraton near the Scott Trade Center, were painted to add to their attraction with murals that made them look like much grander buildings than the original architecture. Why not do the same with the silo in the Cortex area on Sarah in the Central West End? Could St. Louis commission and fund an artist to do so and turn this eyesore into a landmark?

53 votes

B-T-M-B Lanes

by JDSTLMO 11.25.14

Dedicated bus---taxi---motorcycle---bicycle lanes (BTMB) are typically applied on major routes with frequent stops or where traffic congestion may be significant. BTMB lanes reduce delays for all motorists due to traffic congestion and frequent stops and slow moving vehicles.

11 votes

WiFi on MetroBus by 2017

by JDSTLMO 11.25.14

Attract new riders and retain current riders. Provide the final reason needed for people to ride the bus. Studies have shown amenities such as wireless internet have increased ridership. Turning a commute into productive time will maintain high ridership. For a bus, the router is usually ruggedized and adapted to run off the vehicle's power system.

9 votes

Forest Park BridgeArt

by Lauram 11.25.14

A Semi-temporary art exhibit in Forest Park using the beautiful, unique foot bridges as a base to celebrate Saint Louis' unique mixture of art appreciation and people

6 votes

You Brew

by Raab4STL 11.25.14

I would love to see the Butler Brothers Building converted to a home brew haven. Craft brewing has increased in popularity vastly over the past decade. Not everyone has the space at home or the resources to afford the equipment needed to start brewing. My idea is to convert the Butler Brothers Building into a techshop of sorts for beginners, novice, and aficionados of brewing. The facility could house classrooms and workshops, have a grain and supply store, a taproom, possibly even a small bottling line.. Situated between 18th and 17th (loading dock southbound only), north of Olive st and south of Locust st. Being that Olive is a main artery for the city, running from Grand Center to downtown, and with a proposed trolley line running along this road it would make it very accessible to those in many neighborhoods other than just Downtown.

6 votes

911 Phones/Beacons

by JDSTLMO 11.01.14

The importance of providing security beyond the buildings, along the sidewalks is extremely important. Emergency telephone systems are being used on sidewalks and bike trails, parking garages and parking lots. An emergency telephone solution can help provide visitors and customers, and employees with an immediate contact to police should the need arise. They also can be integrated with CCTV systems.

13 votes

West County Train

by JDSTLMO 10.27.14

It’s time for a MetroLink line in West County. There is value in low-cost and efficient rapid transit for everyone. Run the line from Southwest in Chesterfield to Northeast in Hazelwood.

20 votes

Express Road

by JDSTLMO 10.27.14

Embrace Express Lanes (a.k.a. High Occupancy Vehicle or HOV Lanes) in St Louis. These lanes are one or two lanes along the median of the highway that are restricted to vehicles carrying 2 or more people, taxi cabs, buses, and emergency vehicles (We have one set along I-70 going into downtown). This type of lane allows for quicker traffic flow for those vehicles that are not needing the exits between two places. They also encourage carpooling and the use of mass transit.

15 votes

Free WiFi at Metro Stations

by JDSTLMO 10.27.14

Free WiFi in 3 Years at MetroLink Stations. Metro could easily establish Free WiFi HotSpots at their Link Stations. More than likely they could receive corporate sponsorship from tech companies such as Apple and Microsoft as well as from electronics retailers or phone carriers. WiFi at the stations will help rider (tourist and daily commuters) to plan out routes and their days, find out more information and access many more items that could include finding more ways to spend money in St Louis. In any case, everyone wants WiFi everywhere because it cuts down on the amount of Data an individual uses. Also, WiFi in the underground stations will allow riders to continue to use their mobile devices when they lose cellular signal. This can be done in 3 stages over three years, focusing on the major hubs the first year and the next most used hubs the second year, finishing the system the third year.

12 votes

MetroLink WiFi

by JDSTLMO 10.27.14

Free WiFi on MetroLink Trains is possible. Even London does it on the Underground.

11 votes

Decorate Kiener Garages

by Cigam 09.17.14

With the upcoming improvements to the Arch grounds and Kiener plaza why not make other structures near by beautiful? These garages are the most seen in our city. People come from all over to the arch grounds and keener plaza. With this idea adding distinguishing qualities to the Kiener Parking garages will add to the improvements that are set in place downtown. the current state of the garages are...plain to put it lightly. both garages are plain concrete that is just asking for a paint job or a photo to be plastered on them. the ideas are endless simple as adding different colored lights at the base of the garage to light it up at night to adding photos from the History museum archives and covering the garage in the pictures.

18 votes

Old Courthouse in need of Old Lighting

by Cigam 09.17.14

The Old Courthouse is lacking lighting that complements the historic landmark. Currently around the Old Courthouse there are 9 basic ugly plain street lights that do not complement the Old Courthouse.

10 votes

Mysteries on the Move

by jwilson0505 09.17.14

Imagine you are trapped in a room. You have 5 minutes to get out and the clock is ticking. The door out is shut, locked, and only you can find the key. If you succeed you can hold it over you friends the rest of the night. Not everyone makes it out... Mysteries on the Move is a live-action puzzle game within a shipping container. This mysterious mobile entertainment venue will pop up at your favorite festivals and events throughout the year. The puzzles will change from survival, escape, and horror puzzles to intrigue and murder mystery.

6 votes

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