Bye-Bye Boring Bus Stops

It’s nice to have shade and seating when you’re waiting for the bus; but it’s even nicer to have something interesting to look at. There are a few Austin bus stops that go beyond being simply functional, and there could be even more on the way.Screen shot 2014-09-15 at 11.33.39 AM

One of the coolest bus stops in Austin, in every sense, is at Pecan Springs Commons, a Northeast Austin community for people at risk of homelessness. Read the full story of how the Green Roof Bus Stop came about – thanks to collaborative efforts by GRoWERS (a local green roofs nonprofit), the Capital Metro Adopt-A-Stop Program, and the nonprofit Green Doors, which works to end homelessness. Green Doors developed Pecan Springs Commons – a great addition to a neighborhood seeking improvement.

Thanks to a Capital Metro and AIA Austin designvoice competition there may be another great custom bus stop shelter soon at S. Pleasant Valley Road near East Riverside Drive.

Do you know any bus stops that go above and beyond? Send us the details and we will spread the word.

image via Capital Metro

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