A while ago CJ did a blog posting on street furniture and bollards in particular. Whilst I was having my town centre wander on Sunday morning I re-awakened my awareness of the large amount of street furniture in Emerson Street and the superb quality of that furniture. The problem with Emerson Street is that it is a 'pedestrianised' street with a through road for cars. Bizarre? Yes it is. The whole street has been paved with the small decorative and practical interlocking bricks. The problem is that they don't differentiate between the part reserved for pedestrians and the part on which cars can drive. There are, therefore, a lots of bollards to stop the cars actually encroaching on the pedestrian area. Unfortunately the bollards don't actually stop people walking in front of cars. But that's a different issue which is not for this Blog.
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