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Project Bottlestop: A Solar-Powered, Bottle-Adorned Bus Shelter
Posted By Ariel Schwartz On December 7, 2009 @ 6:00 pm In Art,Recycled Materials,Renewable Energy,Solar Power | 1 Comment
We’ve seen plenty of innovative bus shelters  before , but Project Bottlestop might just be the most beautiful. Designed by UK College of Design student Aaron Scales, the shelter uses recycled glass Ale-8-One  soft drink bottles illuminated by LED lights  to create a unique piece of street art. The whole thing is enclosed in safety glass and is completely self-sustaining, with solar panels providing energy for the shelter’s lighting.
Scales’ bus stop isn’t just a design — it’s an actual bus shelter located in Lexington, Kentucky. The shelter was built as part of an initiative by a non-profit volunteer organization called Art in Motion  to serve local bus riders. Art in Motion decided to sponsor a bus shelter design competition after learning that public art and improved amenities increase public transit ridership. Here’s hoping Art in Motion spreads its public art mission even further!
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