Robert Thompson sent in this interesting idea he received from a friend.
Please read below to learn more about a unique way to slow down traffic in your neighborhood while adding to its unique character at the same time…
Who wants to help make this happen?
It is a community demonstration project that has taken over an intersection in an effort to slow down traffic and re-establish community. Each corner of the small intersection has something interesting – one corner has a community board, another has a tea station with cups and tea-bags and a perpetual (solar) hot water dispenser. There is a book station (leave a book, pick up a book) and people leave things like mounds of extra fruit from their yard – or other bounty they want to share. The intersection is brightly painted in amazing colors (to encourage cars to slow down & cyclists to stop) and then – the crowning jewel (we have always felt) is the play house on the corner. It is made of recycled building materials and natural things (sticks!) and other odds and ends – (an old wooden ironing board is a bench!) There are toy boxes and a book / reading area. People leave toys and you can take a toy home if you like (and bring back another.) It is so much fun and it is just a magnet for young children.