Urban Stations

by Jody McGuire | Apr 02, 2013
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Summary:

We should have a series of colorful and useful kiosks placed all around the city of St. Paul, “Urban Stations.” As the red telephone box is a symbol of London – these could become similarly iconic. These would not contain pay phones, but they would provide utilities to the modern urban wayfarer. These tiny pavilions would be serve as: bus shelter, street light, bench, bike rack, cell phone charging station, information center, community bulletin board, et al. They would impact the street life of the city in terms of place making and way finding. The stations would spark local hubs of pedestrian activity, strengthen a system of public transportation, and form a contemporary visual identity that will enliven the city of St. Paul.

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About You

First Name

Jody

Last Name

McGuire

City

St. Paul

County

Ramsey

Country

United States, MN, Ramsey County

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Names of others who helped contribute to my idea

Aaron Amosson, Nancy Wagner, Dave Wagner

How did you hear about the Forever Saint Paul Challenge?

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Organization Name (if applicable)

Studio 8 Architecture + Interiors

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Your idea

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Title of your idea

Urban Stations

Give us the highlights of your idea for making Saint Paul great (2,000 characters maximum or approx. 250 words)

We should have a series of colorful and useful kiosks placed all around the city of St. Paul, “Urban Stations.” As the red telephone box is a symbol of London – these could become similarly iconic. These would not contain pay phones, but they would provide utilities to the modern urban wayfarer. These tiny pavilions would be serve as: bus shelter, street light, bench, bike rack, cell phone charging station, information center, community bulletin board, et al. They would impact the street life of the city in terms of place making and way finding. The stations would spark local hubs of pedestrian activity, strengthen a system of public transportation, and form a contemporary visual identity that will enliven the city of St. Paul.

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Innovation

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What makes your idea different or unexpected? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

It prioritizes the needs of people on foot and bicycle. And kindly offers them shelter and utility in the city.

Impact

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How will your idea make a difference in Saint Paul? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

It will enliven the streets with hubs of activity and utility. The structures will be both useful and iconic, giving a visual identity to an active St. Paul.

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Why do you think people will recognize or remember your idea after it comes to life? How might it inspire others to do something similar in their community? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

These structures will be useful, becoming a part of peoples daily lives and encouraging them to use alternate forms of transportation. People will recognize them as symbols of St. Paul.

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