Concrete lumps on the kerb

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johnincrete
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Concrete lumps on the kerb

Postby johnincrete » Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:09 am

I have noticed that there have sprouted small concrete trapezoidal lumps on some pavements. Maybe they are intended to discourage parking as the kebside car door would not open - rather like the concrete footballs in other places. If this is the case, they are totally useless!

Anybody got any ideas what they are for?

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Postby margarita » Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:13 am

I had always assumed that they were to prevent parking on the pavement.

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Re: Concrete lumps on the kerb

Postby filippos » Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:00 am

johnincrete wrote:Maybe they are intended to discourage parking as the kebside car door would not open
They're usually used in relatively narrow streets so that would be a bonus as it should help traffic flow by keeping the road clear of obstructions.

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Postby Barbary Coaster » Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:33 am

They have been used in most streets in Rethymno for at least two years.

Yes they are to stop cars parking on the pavement, but even parking correctly they are a pain, trying to get your car door lined up with a space.

Popular opinion in the area suggested that the local Mayor has shares in the concrete company producing the lumps.

What with trees in the middle of pavements, and now these lumps, you have to feel sorry for blind people...or parents with prams.
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Postby Clio » Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:34 pm

The worst example of these ludicrous eyesores is the approach to Plakias, where the road is not narrow and there is no parking problem whatsoever. What used to be a pleasant country-road entrance to the village is now a quasi-urban carriageway.

As regards the ones in town, you can keep people from parking on the pavement simply by enforcing the parking regulations - it doesn't need a physical barrier, and certainly not a concrete battlement.

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Postby Loretta9 » Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:18 am

Well said.
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Postby filippos » Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:52 am

Rubbish.


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