Fencing in the Pedestrians

Sunday, September 8, 2013
By Martin Myall

The Almuñécar Councillor for Public Works, José Manuel Fernández, has had his department busy putting railings on street corners. The reason is to stop people crossing where they shouldn’t.

Right at the top of Avenida Andalucía, where it meets the Carrera de la Concepción, town-hall workers have erected these railings.

Of course, they also widened the pavement so you can get a herd of Panzer IV’s down them without scratching their paintwork, and in the process eliminated the striped, no-parking area where everybody parked, with or without their hazard-warning indicators – I’m talking about in front of Jofri newsagent’s.

Another spot is on the Carbonell corner, where the Friday-market flood of pedestrian, trample across the road carrying all before them. See photo.

In fact, the railings have been installed at four points: in front of the bus station, on the Carrera, in front of Edificio Huerta del Barco and on the corner of Carbonell.

The Councillor pointed out that they have used existing materials and the municipal labour force so no extra cost has been accrued. What he didn’t mention was that the work was carried out in August, which is a political party trick used by all ruling parties to show summer visitors what industrious town halls they are, bless their cotton socks.

(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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