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The cotton wool marches ever onward

By johnboy 21 November 2011 24

cyclist hazard sign

D-eye has sent in this pic of the Lake Burley Griffin foreshore with the following note:

One for the “WTF?” files. It’s not as though that decking is new, or that it hasn’t held the same risk for the entire time it’s been there. I am curious as to why the signs and barricades have been deemed necessary now.

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EvanJames 9:41 am 22 Nov 11

Idiocracy is looking more and more like a documentary. How on earth did we all survive before the government was there to protect us from prickles and bumps?

Thumper 9:22 am 22 Nov 11


Watson 8:15 am 22 Nov 11

OpenYourMind said :

my guess is that the barricades and signs have gone up because of accidents there. This area is used by lots of bike riders; generally more experienced riders know to watch out for wheel tramlining on parallel ruts, so it’s probably more likely this hazard would catch the weekend cyclist.

As for Stevian’s comment, well you better hope that if the karma gods slam you down that there are some nicer people than yourself that come to your aid.

Hehe, ‘tramlining’. Brings back memories of riding rattling bikes on cobble stone roads with only a foot of space between the tram line and the gutter. No sign in sight.

deye 1:57 am 22 Nov 11

helium said :

I think the barricades are to stop this previously common occurrence, apparently a timber deck not rated for several tons of limo

and nor is granite tile, as there is now a new bollard nearby to prevent driving through here..

I don’t think so as they finally replaced the missing bollards that would let you out there. I like however that after placing one of those secure posts right in the middle of the bottom walkway they removed it not long after, probably to stop little kiddies running into it when they get out of control on the way down the path.

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