Photo by Amaury Salas

Gateway Orlando (Website), the black sheep of the Main Street program, has begun unveiling a public art project on the east side of town.

LYNX has been painting a series of their older bus shelters in the Gateway District (along Semoran and the fringe of our coverage area) for the past few weeks. The center pole of the more mushroom-like shelters will be painted white and then decorated by local artists.

While LYNX is working with Commissioner Ortiz to simply decorate the older shelters instead of ripping them out and replacing them, they will also be ordering new shelters to install along Mercy Drive, paid for through the LYNX capital improvement plan which adds 40-60 new shelters every year.

LYNX has roughly 4,400 stops in their service area and 626 shelters.

LYNX is still working on what the art project will look like and a public announcement and call to artists is forthcoming. As with most Main Street programs, if this project proves popular, it will most likely be applied to other neighborhoods in the City.

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