Late last year I shared eight things on my wishlist for Philly in 2012, from conquering litter to city control of the Reading Viaduct. What about you? What do you hope the new year holds for our city, your neighborhood, your block, yourself?
What’s on your 2012 Philly wishlist?
More Night Markets? Safer, cleaner streets? A Phillies parade? Real-time bus signage? Pedestrianized summer streets? Or maybe there’s a stalled development or policy idea you’d like to see gain traction? Whatever your urban fancy for the new year, I’m collecting wishes big and small, and I would love it if you’d share yours. I know you’ve got ’em.
Do you have a public resolution?
Lots of us make New Year’s Resolutions that are inwardly focused, but do you have any civic-minded resolutions on your list this year? I think if you say resolutions aloud (or in public at least), there’s a greater chance we’ll hold ourselves to them. And who knows, maybe you’ll inspire someone else.
In the spirit of sharing, here are two of my personal, public resolutions:
- Be a better neighbor. I have a great neighbor down the block whose name I don’t know. We’ve had countless sidewalk conversations, and we know each other’s stories, but we don’t know each other’s names. Isn’t that wrong? I’m going to learn more names in the hood this year. Plus, I plan to help out more with the volunteers who maintain my neighborhood park.
- Embark on more Philly adventures. My long list includes playing bocce in Marconi Plaza and seeing the Schuylkill by boat.