Are you frigging kidding me? Has it really gotten to a point where we need to pad street furnitures for people on the phone who can’t be asked to look at where they’re going?
Not only does the padding make the street look stupid, it also puts out the wrong message to people – please, just walk however you like and go wherever you want, you don’t have to be careful and watch where you’re going!
I’m sure one day, those people will learn the lesson the hard way when they get run over by a car or something – and in that case, should we also attach giant-ass cushion in front of cars? I don’t think so.
I’d rather the money be used to lower the cost of travel – it costs me £11.30 to go into Guildford in the morning and returning in the afternoon with young persons rail-card discount! That’s just crazy!
Here’s the video of the scheme, watch it, you’ll realize how stupid it is: