Anger as an inner-city municipality of Melbourne is planting a tree in the middle of the road to & # 39; calm traffic & # 39;
We are just as stupid as you! Residents are left in bewilderment after the municipality plants a tree in the middle of a road
- The municipality planted the tree on Mater Street in Collingwood, Melbourne
- The idea was to make the roads safer by forcing cars to slow down while they divert
- But now the residents are worried that the tree will become too big and could be a danger
A tree planted in the middle of a road to look like a & # 39; green & # 39; to act as a traffic island, has made residents furious.
The municipality planted the tree two years ago on Mater Street in Collingwood, Melbourne.
The idea was to make the roads safer by forcing cars to slow down as they swing around it.
Stumps: a tree planted in the middle of a road (photo) to act as a & # 39; green & # 39; traffic island has made residents furious
But now the residents are concerned that the tree is getting too big and could become a danger.
Resident Rose Bartram said she was worried about the tree that caused crashes.
& # 39; For now, the tree is small enough that it is not so bad, but what happens when it grows? & # 39 ;, she told the Herald sun.
& # 39; If a driver loses his concentration even for a second, they can crash. & # 39;
A spokeswoman for the Yarra City Council said the tree was designed to slow cars.
& # 39; To calm the traffic at this location, we have extended the curbs of the curbs and planted trees, both in the curb and in the middle of the road, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; This is a greener alternative to using harsh traffic treatment, such as a concrete traffic island.
& # 39; Where necessary, we try to include trees as part of our traffic-inhibiting projects. & # 39;
The spokeswoman said the council was willing to listen to feedback from the local population.
This image shows the street before the tree was planted two years ago
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