CMT & AARP Create Vision of Possibilities Around Transit

By on June 26, 2017

Citizens for Modern Transit and AARP St. Louis temporarily transformed the vacant Historic Wabash Station, located at 6005 Delmar Blvd., on June 14 into an active space connecting people to products, services and green spaces. The free, pop-up Metro Market helped showcase how areas around transit stations can become focal points for activity.

“Last year, CMT, AARP and community stakeholders completed walk audits of three key MetroLink stations and identified short and long-term recommendations for improving functionality and making them safer and more vibrant destinations,” commented Kimberly Cella, executive director of Citizens for Modern Transit. “An action plan is being executed and a series of improvements have been completed, while others are currently underway. This event was a key step in the process as it provided stakeholders, riders and the general public a peek at what is possible.”

The community event featured “2 Girls, 4 Wheels” and “Destination Desserts” food trucks, produce from the Community Action Agency of St. Louis, fresh flowers from Flower Hill Farm, musical entertainment by Steph Plant, access to adoptable dogs from the Animal Protection Association of Missouri, bike tune-up from Big Shark Bicycle Company, yoga sessions led by Shanti Yoga, chalk artistry by Chalk Riot STL and the opportunity for the general public climb aboard one of the the new Loop Trolley heritage vehicles. There was also a caricature artist, an oversized Jenga game, an interactive art station, MetroBus photo frame for taking commemorative pictures, a café area and more.

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