Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Cross at your peril

In my previous post about the new motorway link to our bodega I mentioned that there were one or two odd features in its design and layout. Perhaps it is just my failing memory but I don't actually recall seeing a pedestrian crossing at the end of a motorway on/off ramp before. Crossing the road in Spain is hazardous enough without stepping out into speeding traffic, even if (on paper), you supposedly have the right of way.

In addition, the crossings themselves do not actually connect to anything, as there is no pavement or walkway anywhere near this busy road intersection. Whilst in other places a pedestrian would actually have to hurdle the Armco to reach the crossings, as believe it or not, the planners have failed to leave any openings. So much for thoughtful design......

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