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Old 05-08-22, 06:07 PM
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Slow down

somebody gets an A+ for planting this in the divider of a fairly busy street in a residential area.
Mountain View, CA (aka Googleville).

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Old 05-08-22, 06:11 PM
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Slow down? By the wounds on that curb it looks like they need to watch where they are going as well.
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Old 05-08-22, 06:17 PM
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I'd ride it.
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Old 05-08-22, 06:20 PM
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increase the height of that curb x4 while leaving the sidewalk at ground level. Watch those crash bars crumple!
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Old 05-08-22, 06:27 PM
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Surprised nobody has stolen the bike yet.
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Old 05-09-22, 12:51 PM
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I feel like if the drivers can't respond to the bright colors of the road markings maybe that little American flag kids toy might not be a bad attempt to slow down drivers. Honestly, though I think the only thing that works is speed bumps.
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Old 05-09-22, 01:14 PM
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I feel like if the drivers can't respond to the bright colors of the road markings maybe that little American flag kids toy might not be a bad attempt to slow down drivers. Honestly, though I think the only thing that works is speed bumps.
I'd rather try out rewarding the speeders with a four figure fine & a few points. Separate an offending person from there money & privileges of driving.
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Unfortunately, this memorial or marker will only remind bad drivers to blame any parent for letting their kids ride on roads where they drive.
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Old 05-17-22, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by DonkeyShow View Post
Surprised nobody has stolen the bike yet.
I have a feeling that the local municipal government would probably remove the bike because it's not official signage, or some ad hoc rule. Unless they had it placed there, which I'm guessing is unlikely.
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Old 05-26-22, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Chuck M View Post
Slow down? By the wounds on that curb it looks like they need to watch where they are going as well.
Not sure whether that's a spot that gets snowstorms, but those look like snowplow marks to me.
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Old 05-26-22, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Viich View Post
Not sure whether that's a spot that gets snowstorms, but those look like snowplow marks to me.
It says in the OP that it is Mountain View, CA. Not an area that sees snowfall.
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Old 05-26-22, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by KJ43 View Post
It says in the OP that it is Mountain View, CA. Not an area that sees snowfall.

I remember when I lived in the area in the 1990s, there was a newspaper story about someone in San Jose who had a 20 year old snowball in their freezer from the one time that anyone could remember that it had snowed there..
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Old 05-26-22, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by KJ43 View Post
It says in the OP that it is Mountain View, CA. Not an area that sees snowfall.
Okay, thanks.
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Old 05-26-22, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
I remember when I lived in the area in the 1990s, there was a newspaper story about someone in San Jose who had a 20 year old snowball in their freezer from the one time that anyone could remember that it had snowed there..
I do remember living in Palo Alto one year that we had snow and it was probably in the 70's. It was super thin and didn't last but yes, I remember that one time when I was a kid in Palo Alto and got to build a super tiny, very dirty, snowman.

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Bet some drivers interpret the message in that scene is for bicyclist to slow down.
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