The little things can make a big difference

The little things can make a big difference

Bus stop sign with small bench. Source: Urban Indy.

Bus stop sign with small bench. Source: Urban Indy.

 

There’s no doubt that we are thinking big in White Flint. However, as Indianapolis-based blog Urban Indy recently pointed out, sometimes it’s easy to forget that the little things make a big difference in the way people experience a place. As we reported previously, the Downtown Advisory Committee has begun thinking about these very issues, from street trees to sidewalk materials to what the trash cans will look like. These pictures are some little improvements that have gone a long way in Indianapolis.

Benches from a demolished minor league baseball stadium are now being used as bus benches. Source: Urban Indy.

Benches from a demolished minor league baseball stadium are now being used as bus benches. Source: Urban Indy.

Bike repair station. Source: Urban Indy.

Bike repair station. Source: Urban Indy.

 

 

As Urban Indy notes, these smaller improvements can add up quickly. They can also do a lot for community building: projects like these come at a smaller cost than large-scale endeavors and therefore their progress can be more reliable, and they can be a great way for neighborhood groups and citizens to get involved and make a big difference. As we maintain a vigilant eye on White Flint’s streets, parking, schools, and other amenities, we should also be thinking about what smaller improvements could make a big impact in our community. Feel free to share your ideas with us!

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