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Remix de Muchachos

The video above is a look behinds the scenes of art created for one of the R-Line bus shelters.

"In 2012 the AS220 Youth program was commissioned to create murals and benches for two Bus Shelters in Providence Rhode Island. Two years later we are proud to present our project titled Remix de Muchachos."
   -AS220 Youth

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Kennedy Plaza Reopens

Construction at Kennedy Plaza is complete, and reopened last week. Above are a few photos during construction. The existing bus berths were filled in to make a more cohesive and accessible plaza. Given the budgetary constraints of the project, we explored different ways to delineate space using concrete by treating it in different ways, ie standard pour, broom finished with alternating broom directions, exposed aggregate and saw cut concrete.

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R-Line Wins Paul Davidoff Award

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Paul Davidoff Award

Transportation Corridors to Livable Communities Study

City of Providence and Rhode Island Public Transit Authority

This four-year Transportation Corridors to Livable Communities Study  focused on enhancing transit, land use, and art and cultural opportunities along the highest ridership bus routes in Providence. The neighborhoods located along the project corridors are home to residents most in need of improved transit service, reduced transportation and housing costs, and improved access to arts and cultural amenities. 

Although the study areas make up only a small land area, they are located along key corridors that contain nearly 50% of city residents over the age of 65 and over 60% of residents who live below the poverty level. Once fully implemented, the recommendations from this study will better connect residents to jobs and create investment and community pride in areas that are most in need. 

Many of the ideas that emerged from the study are already being implemented in order to build upon the place-making role of transit to revitalize Providence and highlight its unique neighborhoods. The transit improvements recommended by the study have been implemented along the first two of the five project corridors; many of the land use recommendations are being implemented through the new Providence zoning ordinance and zoning map recently adopted by the City Council; and several Pop-Up Providence events and installations were centered on important nodes along the transit corridors.

Providence's Bus Shelters Are Being Installed

The first routes of the R-Line are almost finished!  We've been working with the partnership between RIPTA, the City of Providence Department of Planning & Development, and the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, to create guidelines for a new rapid bus line that incorporates art into many of the stops.  Check out these photos of the first round of installs!