Skip to comments.At first blush, posts upset Scott(AZ) residents
Posted on 09/27/2013 8:43:37 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
The new concrete posts installed along two streets in Scott as a safety measure are the talk of the town, but much of it isn't positive.
The posts, called bollards, were installed on Carothers and Finley avenues in the Glendale section of Scott to prevent wayward traffic from running into yards and structures.
But the elongated shape and rounded top of the bollards has drawn some derision.
"People are laughing at it. They're calling it Penis Road," Glendale resident Pat Martin told the township commissioners Tuesday.
Scott manager Denise Fitzgerald said the recently installed bollards were approved by the state Department of Transportation.
Commissioner Eileen Meyers, who represents the 1st Ward, said she didn't see the bollards before they were ordered and conceded that she would have preferred "something more antique. I think they're too modern for that area."
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I have seen posts of that design in many locations, I believe in several countries. It never occurred to this male to imagine them as anything other than concrete posts.
I can understand why some are offended that the city erected them.
Some people put way too much thought into what they see around them.
With that said, I think they each could have done with two more rings - one in the middle and one lower down.
Our town had to suffer with the Hurley Pots for years.
Hm, on third thought - they look like chessboard pawns.
Were they manufactured in San Francisco?
They should turn them into drinking fountains. Now that would be funny.
Put condoms on ‘em and the PC crowd will be cool.
THAT'S a traffic deflector:
“Never Mind the Bollards”
I imagine that somewhere on the net right now are pics of chicks posing with them and guys sitting on the ground with basketballs on either side of them looking right smug.
Their intent was to make the bus shelters impregnable. Oh the irony.
Where is “Scott, AZ?” I’ve lived here over 35 years, and I’ve never heard of it.
Commissioner Eileen Meyers, who represents the 1st Ward, said she didn’t see the bollards before they were ordered and conceded that she would have preferred “something more antique. I think they’re too modern for that area.”
Umm, Eileen, if you want “antique” obstructions, you are going to have to go salvage them yourself. Anything that you order is going to be modern.
They’re obviously there to keep some d!ck from driving onto the sidewalk!
Now, they need some bollocks to complete the sets.
I’ll bet they paid a stiff price for them.
Anthony Weiner, do you have anything to do with this?
It is Pennsylvania, not Arizona. Specifically, a suburb of Pittsburgh.
Apparently running off the road is a huge problem here?
Bollards and bollocks. Has a ring to it.
I see. I was confused because somebody put “(AZ)” in the title...
I think we know where he can make his next election attempt!
who designs this crap?
Tokyo’s Latex headquarters building.. Ribbed and they even got the color right..
somewhere before, “sdale”
Yeah, I think someone saw “Scott” and thought “Scottsdale”
I don’t see whats wrong
I guess for Arizona a more old-Aztec or other similar design would have been a better idea- its one of the things I loved about tucson
Target had those giant red balls in front of their store to block an errant car/terrorist from driving in.
No way is a cowboy gunna hitch their horse in old-town Scottsdale, to something that looks like that.
It’s a shame Home Depot didn’t have something like that. Remember when the weirdo crashed into that HD in Chandler? (down the street from me)
There is no “Scott” Arizona. There’s is a “Scottsdale” but no Scott. This story is about Scott, Pennsylvania, southwest of Pittsburg.
I don’t remember that, but with my brain being fried, I’m not surprised.
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