Ordinary Bus Stop at Old Falls Street and Third Street
Why should all the fun be regulated to city parks and playgrounds? Why not bring a piece of the park into the everyday amenities that both children and adults use such as bus stops. We all know the vast majority of bus stops are boring, laced with advertisements, and disturbingly uncomfortable. Incorporating swings into such bus stops would invoke a playful, youthful, and enjoyable experience for people impatiently waiting for the next bus to arrive. Such installations have occurred in London, Montreal, and other places around the world. While bus stops have remained primarily untouched in Western New York, Buffalo has recently introduced green roofs and solar panels on NFTA bus stops in certain locations. Retrofitting bus stops with unique sustainable and creative amenities is yet to be embraced completely in the Buffalo-Niagara region. Check out the other innovative bus stops seen around the world ... maybe you'll find some inspiration to implement something similar in Niagara Falls. I know I did.
Photo submitted by Harvey C. Huff at Artistique Photo