LoveOUTLoud Arrives!by LoveOUTLoud 07.29.14
LoveOUTLoud's vision is to promote positive character education in youth and young adults. This will be done via television show. This show will cover the real life issues they may face on a day to day basis. It will also go over events around the city to get the youth more involved in their community. This approach will be a fun way to guide youth in the right direction by starting that cycle of lost communication. You never know who's life you might change or who's question you might answer or even who's life you might save.
Solar powered trash compacting & recycling unitsby Grim Meeper 06.26.14
With all the sunshine that St Louis gets, why not take advantage of this free source of energy? Solar powered trash compacting and recycling units placed all over the city can help reduce the amount of fuel and associated emissions need to drive collection trucks around town several times a week. A company called Big Belly Solar makes such a product and currently has them deployed in large cities such as Philadelphia, Raleigh, NC and Times Square. These units can hold 5 times as much trash as a traditional trash can which means they have to be emptied 5 times less often. These units also have wireless components that send a signal indicating when they need to be emptied. An idea like this would pay for itself in less than 5 years and can help save the city millions per year for years to come.
Columbia Bottom Marinaby JDSTLMO 06.26.14
Build the Columbia Bottom Marina in St Louis on the Mississippi River. A marina near downtown would allow for greater recreation and industry on the river. The Chain of Rocks natural dam creates a calmer body of water on the northwest side of Chouteau Island that is also larger than many parts of the river.
New 270 Bridgeby JDSTLMO 06.26.14
Build a new I-270 bridge over the Mississippi River between Riverview and Chouteau Island.
St. Louis's digital payment network --> STLcoinby STLcoin 06.26.14
Show-Me-State's preferred virtual currency. "All money is a matter of belief." -Adam Smith. Have faith in STLcoin! STLcoin transcends nations, politics, religions, cultures and regulations, we the people "St. Louisans" currency of freedom.
The Bulldog Amsterdamby 1904 Ferris Wheel 05.22.14
St. Louis is a great city in America and needs something that other cities in this country does not have!!! The Bulldog Company in Amsterdam would be great for Downtown St. Louis!!! This company could have a hostel hotel for tourist since St. Louis has no hostel!!! The Bulldog could also establish an Amsterdam themed restaurant and bar to promote Dutch Heritage in St. Louis!!! There is already a Bulldog Silver Star around Vancouver in Canada!!! A Bulldog Hotel and Restaurant in St. Louis would help promote the city to the Dutch and Amsterdam!!! The St. Louis Bulldog would promote the Netherlands and Amsterdam to the people in Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and all over the United States!!! The best place for a St. Louis Bulldog would be Laclede's Landing in Downtown St. Louis!!! The Big Bulldog Sign and logo would be seen from the Mississippi River just north of the Arch!!! This is a great company that city leaders need to help bring to town that will come represent Amsterdam in America and represent St. Louis in the Netherlands!!! This would be a great attraction for St. Louis and for the Bulldog company in Amsterdam, here is their web page http://www.thebulldog.com . St. Louis City Leaders and people of St. Louis write and get a hold of the Bulldog Company and Bulldog Owner Henk de Vries!!! This would be great for St. Louis, Amsterdam and the Bulldog!!
Bar Hopping Transportation Systemby nick_has_ideas 05.22.14
The Bar Hop transportation system will work by having a driver like a cab but a whole lot cheaper. To transport you to nearby bars. The drivers will keep running in the same cycle all night. Where you can wait outside the bar until a vehicle like in the picture below comes to pick you up. The drivers only take you to the next bar in the cycle.
Write@HomeSTLby Teresa Kennedy 04.24.14
A local independent publisher has received three donated houses in different and diverse neighborhoods to renovate and offer to working authors as permanent writer's residencies.
ST LOUIS RIVER CRUISESby JDSTLMO 02.28.14
Start affordable, shorter, smaller, and more regular river cruises. Right now Saint Louis has the tourist attraction of the Arch Riverboat Cruises, but don't you want to be able to take a short and inexpensive ride up and down the river in the middle of your day, maybe throughout more of the year? Setup a dock just north of the helicopter tours dock (just south of Eads Bridge). Offer 40 minute long cruises between March and November. These boats would be smaller and more modern than the what is offered that you can enjoy views from a heated seating area.
Live Theatre Districtby JDSTLMO 02.28.14
Create a Live Theatre District in Saint Louis to promote the arts and a safe, family-friendly night-life in the City. Designate the three blocks of North Grand Boulevard between Lindell Boulevard and Delmar Boulevard as the "Maya Angelou Live Theatre District," and rename those blocks of Grand to "Maya Angelou Boulevard." Promote locally, regionally, and nationally operated companies to renovate and build along this stretch of midtown with businesses that are related to live theatre and actual venues.
St. Louis bike shareby Steve 02.26.14
This is a bike share program or a bike rental with pick up and drop off points at many tourist attractions, to schools, businesses, neighborhoods and urban bike paths thru out St. Louis. This is done in many metropolitan areas and here is a link to one in Denver which is well received, http://denverbikesharing.org/ This helps in green transportation, community involvement and another way to enjoy downtown St. Louis In a unique and fun way that not every city has to offer and with so many people enjoying biking this will allow more people to enjoy our city like they have never done before.
CWE Pedestrian Bridgesby JDSTLMO 02.24.14
Two Pedestrian Crossings Suspended over Kingshighway Between the CWE and Forest Park. This is a very busy area with cars going well over the speed limit, large amounts of cyclist and pedestrians, and emergency vehicles. This is a prime area for walking bridges over the street. Many people park along this road for while visiting businesses, the park, and hospitals...they all need to cross Kingshighway somehow.
Build the ILMO MagLevby JDSTLMO 02.24.14
Jump start the future by being the first city in the nation to build the Magnetic Levitation Transit System that will transport passengers and freight at speeds near 300 MPH. A nation-wide network has been proposed and recommend by the Department of Transportation to the US Congress to fund the building of this system. The proposal has a route in its 2nd stage of implementation (of 3 stages) to be built from Chicago to Saint Louis to Kansas City, going through Bloomington, Springfield, and Columbia(MO). This system can cheaply and quickly transport anything really, you can now commute to Chicago or Kansas City for work, not to mention the tourist possibilities. We know that we can't build the whole thing, but we can start it up by building connections in the Metro East, Downtown, Lambert, St Charles and Wentzville. How about a maximum of a 20 minute commute?
Green Electricity from River Des Peresby JDSTLMO 02.24.14
A plan to get hydroelectric power and a usable River Des Peres in South City. Build a small, low-head gravity dam similar to a weir that has a single turbine generator. This dam would have a small foot-print and it would provide a clean source of electricity. It would also allow for flood control in the city and approximately two miles of usable river.
Smart Lights St Louisby JDSTLMO 02.24.14
Install the network of Intellistreets Street Lights throughout St Louis. They are smart and efficient, and fairly inexpensive. We can illuminate our city with less energy with more capabilities. Imagine traffic info immediately, route suggestions, and public notices. 911 call buttons, etc. (See below). Other locations already using these are: Navy Pier in Chicago, Las Vegas, Sony Pictures in Culver City, Ford Health Systems in Detroit, the Mercedes Benz Superdome, Wembley Arena in London, Branson Landing, and 3 other US cities. Intellistreets is a flexible wireless solution for integrating energy efficient lighting, audio, digital signage and more into your city, campus or sporting venue.
Pedestrian Bridge at WashUby JDSTLMO 02.24.14
Runners everywhere, it's Forest Park and Washington University...what do you expect. Let's build a pedestrian bridge for the people who like to cross Skinker between Forest Park and the south side of the WashU campus.