Missing bollards

Parking issues to the fore this morning with a photo from Bath Newseum follower Paul Jackson. He writes:

These pavements used to have bollards to prevent illegal parking.  A couple (of bollards) were knocked over a while ago and have not been replaced.  It might save cracked paving stones if they were.

And while on the subject, it might not seem so now, but the Parades here were revolutionary when they were built, and became famous for their sixty-foot wide pennant pavements (dramatically reduced in width when the road was built).  
Perceived wisdom in 1741, as now, was that you shouldn’t build on a flood plain – John Wood showed how it could be done.  
© Bath in Time
You spotted that the weir had disappeared yesterday.  
This is how high the Avon rose during the flood of 1960, before the flood defences were built.  (Another photo from the Bath in Time archive.)


  1. The bollards here are continually knocked over, I suspect by the coaches. I have often called the council about the matter as I resent my tax money paying for them to be replaced all the time. We need a permanent iron chicane to be constructed there. Alternatively, the bollards need to be placed much further in from the curb.

  2. The obvious and cheaper solution is to do what they have done in London and simply make it illegal to park on the pavements. Simple, permanent solution – and the bane of the visually impaired (I know this from experience) instantly become redundant.

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