Orkland City Council's helpful intersection safety team have laid tiles that point blind pedestrians into the path of oncoming traffic. A "significant" number of the city's 3400 intersections will have to get ripped up, including the three year old Britomart transport hub, at between $3 - 10k a pop. Thanks, Banks. It happened under your watch.
This nicely exemplifies a couple of problems I had with living in Orkland. Firstly, the city is not so much pedestrian-unfriendly as pedestrian-homicidal. Secondly, I got sick of paying rates to a bunch of twits who try to Make Things Better by Making Things Much Worse.
(Originally posted 31/3/06)