If you’ve been hunting for a place to sit down while waiting for your bus to arrive, rejoice. The CUBES are back! This year our volunteers have already placed 14 of those colorful little bus stop cube seats and the program is expanding with 5 additional cubes being placed on Joseph Avenue…
Thanks to our friends at the Joseph Avenue Business Association, bus stops at Wilkins Street, Upper Falls Blvd., Vienna Street, and Baden Street now have cube seats. And thanks to the 19th Ward Community Association, you’ll also find cubes at Main Street and Chili Ave across from St. Mary’s Hospital.
Get a cube at your bus stop
Moving forward, we’d like to continue this project as there are still many, many bus stops where riders have no choice but to stand. Here’s how you can help us expand this project and get a cube placed at a bus stop near you:
1. Make sure the bus stop:
a) Is on hardscape (meaning concrete/brick etc, not grass or dirt)
b) Has 9′ from curb to adjacent property (see our handy handout [PDF])
2. Speak with the owner of the adjacent property and/or your neighborhood association to make sure everyone is on board. Have them sign this pre-written letter of support [PDF].
3. Contact us. With the signed letter we’ll be able to obtain a permit and have the cube(s) placed within a few weeks.
Many thanks also to Rochester School for the Deaf , Charles House Neighbors in Action , and 19th Ward Neighborhood Association , and of course Flower City Habitat for Humanity , Pittsford Mendon High School Habitat Club , and TRU Yoga (in the South Wedge) for their collaboration and support with this effort.
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