I am very... very humbled that the small things we are trying to do here are being watched around the region and country. People recognize the need for anything to happen at all to improve our cities, need to happen at the local level. It takes people... ordinary, average people, to create change. The ideas I write about here are not my own. People much smarter, more well written, better articulated and way more persuasive come up with the ideas and concepts to improve cities and our lives, I just try to take them down to a level where Mound can use them, and actually create an environment where people have a choice how to get around in our neighborhoods and city, where their children can play safely, and have a city that is resilient.
I'm sure it was entirely a coincidence that Chuck shared this project with me yesterday. I am honored he shared my story today on the Strong Towns blog, and hope that there are other ordinary folks in other ordinary cities out there with a little bit of gumption to try to make the world a better place.
If you, local Mound citizen, believe in many of the things I write about here, and want to DO something, instead of just complaining, you should join "A Place in Mound" found on the right side of the website. This isn't a place for complaints, this is about learning about Mound, and implementing changes.
I'm sure Chuck won't mind me copying and pasting his post here today.