Talk about a DIY project. I love this story about Hampden residents creating their own crosswalks on The Avenue after growing frustrated waiting for the city to install them. This reminds me of the way neighborhood residents banded together to dig themselves out after the back to back blizzards of 2010. The city wasn't coming to help them, so they helped themselves. And it looks like the Hampdenites did a pretty good job, too! I might swing through Hampden this weekend and test one out.