Sit On It Detroit

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Charles and Kyle, founders

Detroit lacks seating at bus stops. More than half of the bus stops in the city are without benches. Sit On It is an effort to fill this void by creating benches out of reclaimed wood from abandoned houses and businesses within the city. This will be cost-effective and will improve conditions in the city by repurposing previously discarded materials. Handcrafted by local artisans, the benches will be more aesthetically pleasing than standard city-issued benches. Each bench will have a built-in bookshelf with a plexiglass covering. An initial donation of books will stock the shelves. Citizens are encouraged to read, borrow, and donate books. The network of benches will act as a free library.