Bus Stop Moves

8Exercise While You Wait!
Coming soon to a bus shelter near you is an art project that challenges the community to join together in exercise and make great use of idle time waiting for public transportation.
13Thanks to a grant awarded through the Collinwood 2015 health initiative, this Fall three bus shelters in the North Shore Collinwood neighborhood will be transformed by a printed, clear vinyl wrap illustrating simple, easy exercises along with preventive care facts and tips on health habits.
17There were more than 39.5 million RTA bus riders in 2014 and hundreds if not thousands of people commute to, from and through the Collinwood area for work, school and social events. When riders engage in these exercises while waiting for the bus, the incidence of diabetes, high blood pressure and other health risks related to sedentary lifestyles may be reduced.
Binder - all pdfs_Page_07It is difficult to dedicate time to a daily exercise routine and even more difficult to know where and how to start. This project will transform idle time waiting for a bus into workout time with a little bit of instruction and inspiration.
Three shelters were selected for their frequency of use, visibility in the neighborhood and diverse locations.  These clear vinyl wraps will not interrupt sight lines or the ability to see the bus or fellow riders.
BUS SHELTER WRAPS MAPThe shelter #s are:
27 (on Grovewood and E.156th)
1225 (On Lakeshore, south side of the road in front of the Dave’s Supermarket)
1347 (on Lakeshore at E.152nd intersection, west side of Lakeshore)
The exercise routines and health information is generously provided by the Medical Director of the Weight Loss Surgery and Weight Management Center and the MetroHealthy Wellness Program at MetroHealth Medical Center.
IMG_2849 (2)The RTA shelters were adopted by a neighborhood volunteer group under the Adopt-A-Shelter program.
Illustrations and concept by neighborhood artist Allison Lukacsy.

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