The photo shows an example from City Repair of an Intersection Repair, a process where residents "decide that they want the public square, what it will look like, how it will function and how it will develop. One neighborhood may paint a giant mural on the intersection and stop there. Another may go through many phases: painting the street, installing a community bulletin board, building a mini-cafe on a corner, reconstructing the intersection with brick and cobblestones, opening businesses to make it a village center… and on and on!"
These initiatives do not necessarily close an area to cars but rather create a shared space "that make drivers move more slowly and expect pedestrians".
City Repair is an organization that "is an organized group action that educates and inspires communities and individuals to creatively transform the places where they live".
How about creating a North Avenue repair?