There was never intended to be a part two, Rage in a Cage but as a reminder part one can be found below (Feb 28).
Within a few days of the offending cages being taken away barrier tape was put around one of the pedestrian crossing ramps and the jack hammers came out. Okay, so perhaps the contractor finally agreed to fix the alignment.
No bloody way, today the first ramp is fixed and open for business, the alignment exactly the same, but audio/tactile rubber mats have been embedded in the new concrete.
This is the local requirement for any new footpath work, that these message pads should be part of the pedestrian system to aid the handicapped. I’m not complaining about aids for the handicapped, but what the hell! If that is all the drama was about surely they could have stuck surface mats down.
I am so delighted out local council has now been sacked and replaced by an administrator. I hope the next four years will give time to get some sanity back into out local government system. Jeez, if this had continued we’d be playing with rubber sidewalks like in Chicago, just so the drunks don’t hurt themselves.