39. Suction Garbage System
Garbage is a problem in the subway. It gets everywhere. Cans usually overflow, the homeless usually rummage through them, and not picking up afterwards, and as a result, the stations smell, garbage gets on the rails, and could potentially cause fires.
Utilizing the suction system the city of Montreal is currently installing could solve these issues. Essentially, each trash can is attached to a vacuum system, which takes all of the garbage to a plant, where recyclables are sorted from other material.
On the user end, we put the garbage in the chamber, close the door, and it’s gone. On the city end, it means less labor, less danger, and less cleanup operations by the MTA.Newspaper designed by John Caserta from The Noun Project
Banana designed by 42 from The Noun Project
Apple Core designed by Andrew McKinley from The Noun Project
Soda Can designed by Luke Anthony Firth from The Noun Project
What kind of things are in a neighborhood? Where are they? Interactive kiosks in tourist heavy areas could answer these questions, and display helpful videos about important New York landmarks, like the World Trade Center. Users could use the interactive map to find restaurants & other local businesses. A camera attached to each kiosk helps dissuade vandalism.