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.
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