The snow is melting, birds are chirping, windows are open, and flowers are blooming: it's officially pothole season. Like clockwork, millions of these tiny craters pop up across the country as residents gear up to hit the open road and celebrate spring.
Your tax payers want those potholes fixed badly, and for good reason. An AAA survey found that potholes cost U.S. drivers $15 billion in car repairs over a 5-year period, which probably has something to do with why two-thirds of drivers are concerned about potholes on local roadways.
If you're smart, and using a community-driven communication tool like SeeClickFix, residents can report potholes by using their smartphone or computer. Those requests are instantly routed into your work and asset management system, your crews patch the roadway and enter their resources on the go, and that resident receives real-time updates on the status of their request. It's a win-win-win.
If you're not one of the lucky ones, what happens when those potholes aren't taken care of quick enough? Well, citizens get creative. From yarn bombing to using them as a giant cereal bowl, check out these top 5 ways residents took to the streets to address their local government's pothole problems. Click here to see the full list!