The BBC reported today on “scary,” 3 foot-high, child-shaped bollards constructed in front of an elementary school in Plymouth, England.
Plymouth City Council, who constructed the bollards at a cost of aprox. $560 each, says, “In recent discussions with the school, it has been agreed that action to stop inconsiderate parking on pavements is a priority.”
However, some parents of the students have a different takeon the human-like bumpers.
“They’re expensive, the school has to foot the bill, and there’s no proof that they [are] more effective than normal bollards,” one parent commented.
“I think they might frighten the children,” says another.
“In the middle of the night you’ll see these weird-looking things,” another parent adds.
One parent sums it up by comparing the bollards to a humanoid alien from a British sci-fi tv show. “They look hideous, like something out of Doctor Who.”
What do you think about these controversial bollards?
World News Wednesday