The state of Canberra’s footpath’s is something that mightily concerns those Canberrans with too much time on their hands. Liberal Leadership aspirant Richard Mulcahy has made much of it in the past. So I was curious when I noticed peculiar white patches showing up on the paths of the Inner North.
It looks almost like grinding… And then it dawned on me.
It IS grinding. They aren’t repairing the footpaths by laying down new ones, they’re grinding them down to make the edges match.
Future archeologists will wonder at these markings. Does anyone think they would dare to dream that in 2005 people were so feeble as to not be able to watch where they put their feet, and yet so powerfull as to provoke this effort?
On the bright side the rollerbladers and skateboarders will love it.
Does anyone think the incidence of falls causing injury will actually drop as a result of this effort?