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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Zebra Makeover


The zebra crossing on Dowson Road has had a makeover.

I first showed you the crossing on 18th June 2009 when workmen were repairing one of the bent belisha poles.

I showed you it again on 1st August 2009. More than one person commented on the naked, unpainted post.

Well now it has finally been painted - a cardboard wet paint sign was still covering the bottom when I took this photograph. The other old-style bollard has been replaced by the modern pin-type one.

And where the belishas were previously cowled they now have new Zebrite surrounds with a double ring a flashing LEDs.

You can see a close-up of one of the belishas on Hyde DP Xtra.

4 comments:

Jacob said...

Interesting...looks a bit confusing, especially to one not familiar with the area. I'd probably end up running into one of the trees!

ρομπερτ said...

How interesting to see. Guess it would make a wonderful theme day, comparing Zebra Crossings from all the world ?!

Clicking also the above link was for sure of interest, finding four sites for Athens, am with hope, one might be indeed mine.
A wonderful Tuesday for you.

Louis la Vache said...

Gerald - Why are they called "belishas"? Is this somehow a reference to Leslie Hore-Belisha?

San Francisco Bay Daily Photo will have its second anniversary on 20 March. You and Olivier were the first two to leave comments on «Louis'» new blog.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» thanks you for confirming his guess about the origin of the name "belisha".

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