You've got to out this inspiring article about d.i.y. public spaces--right over there in Dallas. It's by our friend Stephan Dare of metrojacksonville.com (who thanks Shreveporters, btw, for going to that cite and sharing their views on Don Shea).
Just look at the before and after pictures in the article of a street in Oak Cliff. Don't they give you ideas? Hmm. What Shreveport spaces could be made more protected and share-able?