311 Street Improvement Photo Project Needs Your Help

Stay Free’s Carrie McLaren and Steve Lambert have started a crowdsourced photo project for New Yorkers to submit photos of 311 conditions in their hoods.

They’re asking people to take picture of unsafe conditions in New York, like busted fire hydrants, man-eating potholes, and other defective municipal infrastructure, and submit it to their Flickr pool. These will eventually get incorporated in a new site, peoples311.com .

The project is meant to augment, and provide a bottom-up version of, a new plan by Mayor Bloomberg to send so-called Street Conditions Observation Unit (SCOUT) units around town to report on quality-of-life conditions.

“Seems like something citizens could help with…” writes Carrie.

311 street photo project could use your help [Stay Free! Daily]