I LOVE this story about a guy in Portland who started a movement to reclaim public spaces in a quirky yet practical way: http://www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=4121
, which is literally changing the face of the city. I saw one of these intersections when I was bicycling around Portland with my daughter and her boyfriend last spring.
It got me wondering whether this could work in other cities, how it might change the way our country "works." Might this work in a community you live in? Why or why not?