Riders of the Lowell Regional Transit Authority (LRTA) are often frustrated by the limitations of existing transit apps. This project would provide pop-up tabling, focus groups, surveys, or other methods to reach LRTA riders to identify “bugs” or desired features. The result would be a mock-up or framework of an improved app that could recommend [Read more…]
Encourage more local musicians on the street by hiring musicians to set a relaxing mood with synthesizer, guitar, or other instruments in parks or at “Busk Stops” – maybe Lucy Larcom, Mack Plaza, or other downtown parks. Could also be Cambodian or other music from the many cultures of Lowell. Look for soothing melodies. Musician [Read more…]
Restore the “Welcome to Spaghettiville” Sign (train bridge intersection Gorham & Moore St.) Paint sign on both sides. At the same time, since the bridge is very low and notorious for accidents, mark for “low clearance” but in a more aesthetically fitting way. For example, black & white reflective stripe at bottom of bridge. (or [Read more…]
Volunteers could offer to teach their special skills in workshops held in an underutilized space donated by the City or by a property owner. They could teach pottery, quilting, crocheting, painting, music, gardening, photography, etc. and it would be free to the public. The DIY Lowell project would be a pilot series of these classes.
Develop a demonstration/model hydroponic community garden. Community gardens have always brought entire cities together and have improved the quality of life. We are aiming to take all of these advantages and improve upon them to better help the city of Lowell with its access to fresh produce year-round.
First, planting and harvesting can be done year-round meaning much more produce, especially during the off-season when it is most difficult to grow and buy. It also allows many more residents to have an opportunity to grow due to the increase in harvest cycles per year compared to the one [Read more…]