2013 – Happy New Year

January 2, 2013

Just when you think you’ve seen it all… Windsor can still surprise you. I’m not sure how long this sign has been here, in the middle of the sidewalk, but I noticed it when I walked past it the other night with my wife.

It’s an idiotic location at the best of times, but even worse in the winter. Whatever engineering genius thought this was a good idea, or an acceptable location for the placement of a sign should be be reassigned a new job.

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Apparently, it’s been there for a while…

You can only shake your head.

Hope everyone had a nice holiday season, 2013 here, and we’re back to normal… This year marks the 10th anniversary of International Metropolis. Hard to believe, but I never expected to still be at this a decade later… June 12, 2013 will mark the 10th birthday. How about that… :)

15 Responses to 2013 – Happy New Year

  1. Shawn on January 2, 2013 at 7:47 am

    Was it placed there by some drunkards though? City just hasn’t noticed enough to move it?
    I remember pulling a sign out with some buddies years ago… we didn’t re-set it up, but it is possible!
    If the city DID do that, well then my good God someone needs to be fired.

  2. Clare on January 2, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Maybe the neighbourhood had a problem with careless joggers?

  3. Joe Longmoore on January 2, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Where do you suggest they put it?

  4. windsorshane on January 2, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Joe Longmoore.. They really don’t need speed limit signs on small streets like this. Speed limit signs like this do nothing to calm traffic So I would suggest you just remove it. Otherwise if they insist on having these signs it SHOULD be placed in the grass between the sidewalk and the curb…

  5. Joe Longmoore on January 2, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    I suspect the neighbours on this stretch of Hall Avenue( busy and narrow)requested the lower speed limit and council approved it. So this non standard speed limit must by law be posted. I also suspect standards require that signs be a particular distance from the road and they couldn’t put it to the right of the sidewalk because it’s probably private property. The crew that put it there weren’t idiots or drunks, just doing their job.

  6. WalkerPub on January 2, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Happy New Year Andrew-

    Your blog is a tremendous contribution to the preservation of our lost heritage.

  7. Jay Thompson Ricard on January 2, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    I suspect the city workers thought it too much trouble to remove and relocate these signs. I see on the next street over, where there is no strip of grass between the sidewalk & road, the put the signs on the other side of the sidewalk, on individual property, but in grass. This is a danger the way they have that sign…especially those out for a stroll in the evening.

  8. Shawn on January 2, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Indeed. The sign should not be there at all. The workers who were told to put it there should have known to question authority to save the city’s ass for when someone bashes into it, or someone with a wheelchair has a hard time getting around it, etc…
    The middle of the sidewalk is literally insane.
    So I am forced to believe this was done by drunk kids, and not city workers.
    The end.

  9. Grumpy Old Man on Porch on January 2, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Not good. A cyclist might run into it.

  10. Mona on January 3, 2013 at 3:09 am

    If standards require that signs be a particular distance from the road, why was the diamond-shaped sign, seen just beyond this one, not also placed in the middle of the sidewalk?
    I have to agree that this shows a high degree of idiocy on somebody’s part.

  11. Dave on January 3, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Exactly Mona.

    John and others. As you can see this was placed there when the sidewalks were re-paved. It should be closer to the side of the road and not in the middle of a sidewalk.

    This along with the stupidity of having paving stones as accents only to have asphalt put in place of missing bricks. the otherone is having coloured, stamped concrete with the same asphalt poured over cracks instead of repairing it properly.

    I remember (I think it is still there) seeing asphalt put OVER a stump and grate in downtown where a tree once stood. That is quality repair, Windsor style!

  12. Ian Deck on January 3, 2013 at 8:53 am

    I personally think anyone with a wheelchairs would have a hard time going by this sign and the next one down. Some one in the City Engineering didn’t think about this too well, but no one is perfect…

  13. Tristan Fehrenbach on January 3, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    I’d just be happy to have a 40km speed limit on my street.

  14. VP on January 3, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    I hope someone called 311.
    Anyway-congrats Andrew on 10 years. Well done. Quite a labour of love tahy you have created and maintained!

  15. Uzzy on January 7, 2013 at 9:11 am

    No engineer would have put that sign there. There should be no reason why it can’t be on the strip of grass between the sidewalk and the street. There is a sign further down the street in that area.

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