For your protection

For your protection: A crash barrier that makes the footpath to narrow to use

Observed on Hannam Street near Turrella Station:

The metal barriers are for your protection
A footpath sacrificed by a steel barrier so cars won’t crash into pedestrians
It’s too narrow to walk, so you should cross the street at this dangerous curve.
They are so good, the warning sign has been hit. The sign to tell cars not to hit the barrier that is there to protect the pedestrian who cannot use the footpath which is too narrow because of the barrier with the bent sign. Maybe there is another solution?

Published by David M Levinson

Prof. David Levinson teaches at the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Sydney, where he leads TransportLab and the Transport Engineering group.

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