Built by the People
In the Netherlands, citizens are banding together to build a bridge that will allow pedestrians to travel safely over a series of highways and connect two parts of the city that have been separated for years. And they are using crowdfunding to do it.
Citizens of Rotterdam have been given a platform to buy wooden planks that will make up the completed promenade. As of the time of this post, more than 1,000 citizens have invested in the project, well on their way to hitting their goal.
This is a great example of crowdfunding being used to allow citizens to invest in the projects they care about most - in this case, a promenade. As we inch closer to launching Citizinvestor to the world, we are encouraged by the success these concepts are seeing in communities overseas. We can’t wait to bring this opportunity for crowdfunding projects like this to the States!