Bollards are very humdrum things but if they are removed or put in the wrong place all sorts of thing can go wrong. We have had two bollard problems here in North Kings Cross. The ten metre long pedestrian Tilloch Street off the Cally Road is a remnant of the old grid system. It used to be abused heavily by fly tippers, skip dumpers and illegal parkers as the old bollards were wrecked. Working with the Council i got some new bollards put in and some trees planted. Then someone smashed the locks on the removable bollards and wrecked things again. Cllr Convery has had one replaced with a fixed bollard and is trying to get somethign done about the other
On dead-end Huntingdon Street on the other side of the Cally running off into Barnsbury a street gate traffic barrier was replaced by some two bollards (i don’t know why). Fantastically the Council has not put the bollards close enough together. A well-driven small car can get through the gap. You couldn’t make it up.