Love this idea that some Northcote-rians came up with of decorating bollards that lead on to the Merri Park and Merri Creek. It's part of the 'drive with heart' campaign to get drivers to notice their local environment more and SLOW DOWN. The bollards line the edge of the park, and as you take the corner. (This happens to be one of those corners where a lot of drivers come round quickly at peak hour to cut through to avoid heavily trafficked, main roads - AKA rat-running). No matter how fast you come around, these drivers can't help notice about 10 of them fancily attired. It's certainly more fun than other more boring measures to slow down your local traffic!
We really needed some folks conducting observations to see whether or not the traffic has slowed down since these bollards were dressed up.
Last year according to an article in the Leader news, Thornbury-ians did something similar by decorating their streets with scarecrows.
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