I can't tell you how many times I've walked by the same pothole on my way to work, and thought about what kind of damage that thing could be doing to people's cars. Although I don't drive to work, I can help get this particular pothole (and others like it) fixed with the help of my iPhone.
A new free iPhone app called SeeClickFix helps city officials discover problems with roads, signs, buses, and the like via messages sent by residents. The app allows you to snap a photo of the problem, write a message, then send the report along with your coordinates to a team of city officials who can then start solving the issues that have the biggest impact on our daily lives. See an intersection that could use a stop sign? Send it along! Is there a streetlight in your 'hood that isn't working? Report it! The best part about this app is that it works with cities across the country. Go to the SeeClickFix website to check if your city is on the list.