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If I could marry a project…

It would be this one. Sit on It Detroit is everything.

Detroit lacks seating at bus stops. More than half of the bus stops in the city are without benches. Sit On It is an effort to fill this void by creating benches out of reclaimed wood from abandoned houses and businesses within the city.

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Yes, please

I’m going to need one of these in my neighborhood.

Bus stop living room

(via: Melanie, a German grad student who is doing some important work related to mobility and families. If you speak German–or know how to click drop-down boxes on an Internet translation page–check it out.)

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What happens when you put a coffee table at a bus stop?

This!

(Source: GOOD, via Sound Transit Andrew)

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How riding the bus will make your kid smarter

One of the biggest benefits of riding transit with little ones is that you can actually pay attention to them while you travel. Instead of hollering in the general direction of the back seat (or worse, resorting to an in-vehicle entertainment system to keep order), PT parents can have meaningful, even educational, interactions with their little darlings. Here are some examples of brain- and bond-enhancing ways to use transit travel time.

  • Read! Reading is a great PT pastime for children of any age. Research shows that reading to infants and young children helps with bonding, language development, and …

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Southbound Montlake surface stop, 6:00 PM

bus stop mysery
(via: Bus Nerd)

My guess: Inspiration/notes for a novel or short story. Hey, sometimes you have a breakthrough but no paper.

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Inspiration for introverts

Speaking of following rabbits: a bus bunny on the 10

I’m not much of a game player*—mostly because I tend to spend down time** reading or running my mouth—but I of course could not resist telling you about this bus (and train!) game: Follow the Rabbit. (via: Jessica)

As we embrace mobile technology, we are becoming more isolated from each other. The bus/Max/streetcar ride*** once provided an opportunity to meet others, exchange information, and expand …

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How to pass the time at a bus stop, part V

Improvise a jungle gym.

A better place to see the bus coming
Wait up!
A different kind of bus view
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How to pass the time at a bus stop, part IV

Get your workout on:

Bus stop workout
Shelter pull-ups at 3rd & James
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How to pass the time at a bus stop, part III

Practice your clarinet:

Another musically inclined bus rider
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How to pass the time at a bus stop, part II

Connect Four!

Connect Four

Chicklet’s still on board books.

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