Wiki Wednesday: Stub Patrol

speed_cushion_and_firetruck.jpgEarlier this month "Wikis Take Manhattan" brought in thousands of photos for StreetsWiki and Wikipedia articles. As those shots are matched with their respective entries, we’d like to draw attention to a few StreetsWiki posts that could use fleshing out text-wise:

To add to these or other StreetsWiki entries, or to initiate new ones, all you need is a little time and a Livable Streets account.

Photo via StreetsWiki: Speed Bumps, Humps, and Cushions

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