How many times have you been riding your bike or driving around the city and encountered a pothole? Our guess is probably more times than you can count.
Response time from the Streets Department isn’t always so great when you tweet them a repair request, but imagine what it would be like if the potholes themselves could send their own repair requests every time they’re run over.
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That’s why the TV show Telemetro Reporta has launched the project The Tweeting Pothole (El Hueco Twittero), installing motion-sensitive devices (link in Spanish) in the craters that mar Panama City’s streets. When a car runs over one of them, a tweet is sent automatically to the account of the Ministry of Public Works, according to the site.
So instead of having to tweet about these pesky potholes yourself, the potholes would do it on their own.
Do you think this kind of system would help get our potholes repaired faster in Philly?