Mandatory Victim Impact Panel for all new driversby Bobbi 12.09.13
All new drivers should be required to take the VIP (Victim impact panel) class as a part of the test to earn a drivers license. Especially children turning 16. This class could have a serious impact on their decision not to drink and drive from the very beginning.
Nationwide Marketing Campaign to Showcase the Great Things St. Louis Has to Offerby AmandaC. 11.27.13
Saint Louis already has stunning attractions, though they aren't well known outside the region. Have some colorful and/or artistic pictures taken, and make them the focus of a campaign to draw in outsiders.
Saint Louis Street Car Systemby JDSTLMO 11.19.13
Research suggests that street cars promote urban development that extends two blocks on either side of the street car line. This along with a greener way to easily move around the city will provide Saint Louis with more businesses and a jewel to brag about! Over a ten year period of time and throughout nine stages, Saint Louis will be able to commute quicker, cleaner, and help rebuild itself! Once the system is complete, it will connect nearly all of the major tourist attractions of Saint Louis, most of the entertainment and nightlife districts, and many of the working class communities.
Weston Boulder Parkby FutureCityPlannerDevlin 11.18.13
All across the Rockies there are these parks devoted to public rock climbing. Think of it like a public skate park or swimming pool, this is just a different activity that will attract all ages to get physical in a way you usually wouldn't be able to in the Midwest! Best part, these are small enough that you don't need equipment but tall enough where at the top you have an amazing view of downtown. At night we could light the rocks with spotlights of different colors so the boulders aren't just pleasant to the eye during the day. I think this will accomplish a list of great things for this St.Louis neighborhood: - Improve beautification of an empty lot. - Increase neighborhood walk-ability scores. - Maybe trigger an investment of young adults into the neighborhood.
Random Hacks of Kindness Saint Louis (RHoK-STL) 2014by Brett Lord-Castillo 11.18.13
Part of the National Day of Civic Hacking, last year's Random Hacks of Kindness was a great success with three strong prototype applications developed by the participating teams 2013 Event: http://rhok-stl.tumblr.com/ RHoK-STL Page: http://hackforchange.org/rhok-saint-louis Civic hacking is taking off locally in conjunction with the burgeoning startup tech scene. 2014 should be an opportunity to turn the National Day of Civic Hacking into a major event locally. To help with that, we need to offer a competitive prize that fuels larger turnout turns more creativity in applying technology, publicly available data, and entrepreneurial thinking to social challenges. While there will be sponsorship from private industry and perhaps from local government, Rally STL could support a cash prize that represents the people of Saint Louis. A date is not set yet for the 2014 National Day of Civic Hacking, but it should be the first or second week in June, with the St Louis event taking place in downtown (site TBD depending on date).
Pay Fare With Recycled Bottles, Cans and More! (Beijing's Idea Revamped for St. Louis)by Fudgebucket Elephunk 10.28.13
SUMMARY In Beijing, a vending machine was created to promote recycling in the community. Customers insert plastic bottles which is reduced and compacted by the machine and they use a transportation card to have their monetary reward scanned onto a transportation card.
Community Partnership Field Tripsby Beth Casagrand 10.16.13
Partnering with Saint Louis businesses for impactful, life-changing field trips.
St. Louis boardwalkby nick_has_ideas 08.21.13
A good place for kids and adults the boardwalk will have rollercoasters, carnival rides & games, bars, clubs, etc. The boardwalk will also have elevated sandy beach from the mississippi river with lounge chairs realistic looking palm trees with a bar on the beach. It will also have retail stores and resturants. The boardwalk will also feature bike lanes. Another additional idea that I want peoples thoughts about is mississippi river pair sailing? Thats my idea like it vote for it.
Put The Power Back In Your Handsby PB-STL 08.06.13
Participatory budgeting puts the power to decide how your tax dollars are spent back in your hands. From idea, to vote, to implementation you decide what your neighborhood needs. Your donations for outreach materials will make the difference between success and failure of the first ever Participatory Budgeting process in St. Louis. Outreach materials will insure our grass roots, door to door campaign reaches and activates everyday residents as well as under-represented and under-resourced communities. A successful launch in the 6th ward will make St. Louis history and set a precedent for Participatory Budgeting to go city-wide and get everyone involved in this great new process. It's not politics; it's democracy.
Bring Disney world back to downtown St. Louis!by nick_has_ideas 08.01.13
Walt Disney came to St. Louis to make a new theme park in downtown Stl with the help of Anheuser Busch. Which Disney did not want Busch to sell beer in the park which Busch said "If you're trying to make a theme park and not sell beer, well you better get you're head examined". Walt Disney took that offensive and left Stl. But now it's time for Disney to come back and make the Third Disney theme park in downtown St. Louis. Which would help the economy and surrounding businesses and make St. Louis a bigger tourist attraction and bring more people to St. Louis.
Petition for MLS Team in STLby Tom Hartbeck 08.01.13
Many Attempts have been made to bring professional soccer to STL. The Steamers way back when, ACSt.Louis in Fenton, St.Louis Athletica also at Fenton Soccer Park. recently a STL bid for a team based in Collinsville was rejected. The plan included an 18,000 seat stadium. STL has a rich history with the beautiful game. in the 1904 Olympics 10 players from CBC High School won the Silver medal, in 1950, most of the USMNT were from The Hill, for years there was always someone from STL on the USMNT and soccer is a staple at many high schools like CBC, Chaminade, SLUH, St.Dominic, Bayless and others. recently this town has had major European teams visiting, Chelsea and Man City at Busch and Real Madrid and Inter coming to the dome this august. so we are no strangers to the game of soccer and certainly could keep a team going. If we were to bring a MLS franchise to the area there are many options to pick from. the stadium down in Fenton could be upgraded, SLU has a very nice field or there could be a stadium built near downtown as a redevelopment project to bring jobs and people to the downtown area. one thing that could be a great compromise deal for the city could be the dual tenant partnership with The Rams and MLS team. we all know the recent problems with improving the dome so as a thought if you have a reason to change the stadium this could speed that process up with things like natural light, retractible roof and with a 4th professional team in STL more income.
D.U.D.E.S (Dedicated Urban Dudes Extending Services)by Majestic126 07.26.13
Behind every fact is a face. Behind every statistic is a story. Behind every catch phrase is a young person whose future will be lost if something is not done immediately to change his reality. D.U.D.E.S primary focus is to instill in our youth that they are too important to fail. Through direct mentoring services we will impact African American boys, in the st. Louis area, 11-18 with programs and activities in the areas of Education, community service, health and life skills, sports, fitness and recreation, job readiness, and the arts. Our mentors will be men with success stories from the same neighborhoods our youth come from. Our drive and passion is to change the image of how the African American male is viewed in society.
STL Website for Disabled, Eldery and Caregiversby lily3902 07.23.13
Explore how STL can better serve the disabled, elderly and caregivers through the development of a one-stop-shop website.
Install water features / fountains throughout STLby J. Jeffrey 07.17.13
Besides those on the Great Lakes, name another major U.S. city that has access to more fresh water than St. Louis. We're reminded all the time that we don't have the mountains or oceans nearby. True, but we have not just one but BOTH major U.S. rivers flowing right through our region, along with several minor rivers. Let's use all that water to our advantage. Funding will pay for a master plan outlining the location, design, cost, installation and maintenance costs of coordinated water features throughout downtown St. Louis. There will be an international competition to choose the best plan. Requirements will include having water features that celebrate our connections to our great rivers. Think fountains large and small. In pocket parks and filling in major empty blocks. Think water art that lines major boulevards like Tucker, Olive and Market. Think about not just one Carl Milles (Meeting of the Waters) fountain; what if we had 20 of these? It's hot here in the summer, right? Everyone complains that St. Louis is a humid city. So why not integrate cooling water into the plans. While the desert southwest has to tap water elsewhere, we have water all around us. Why should Kansas City be the city of fountains? Why stop with our own City Garden? This could be a new defining characteristic of St. Louis for the 21st century. Another way to put ourselves on the map. LET'S DO IT SAINT LOUIS!!
Bring back brick streetsby J. Jeffrey 07.17.13
St. Louis is known for all its brick. Well, let's turn that to our advantage and create distinction downtown by creating a fund that will a) remove the asphalt from selected streets, b) repair the brick that lies underneath, and c) maintain the streets going forward so they don't fall into disrepair if the city can't absorb the additional cost. Think ForestParkForever, but for our brick streets. It would create visual interest to a downtown that sorely lacks it today.
St. Louis Bass Pro Shopby 1904 Ferris Wheel 07.17.13
Bass Pro St. Louis!! St. Louis is redoing the Arch Grounds along with the St. Louis Riverfront and the Cardinals are in the process of building Ballpark Village!! There is an area just south of the Arch Grounds called Chouteau's Landing which has old red brick warehouses that date back to the 1800's that would be great for a Bass Pro shop as a tourist attraction!!!!