Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Most Hopeful Street Sign in Cambridge

Blind people, you can drive. You know you can. No more excuses, just get in your car, buckle up, and go.

I ran into this Blind Drive sign today on Garden Street in West Cambridge, just around the corner from my apartment. The cement was still fresh where they cut the new hole for the sign post in the sidewalk. This comes on the heals of running across the most politically correct street sign in Metro Boston just last month.

And to what do we owe this new intrusion in the neighborhood. It didn't take long to figure out that this driveway has an obstructed view of Garden Street.

Someone very thoughtfully cut down the big tree and constructed the lot fence to taper down as it approaches the street. Then someone very unthoughtfully let their bushes grow up above the height of the fence. You'd think trimming the bushes would be a no-brainer, although maybe the For Sale sign explains that. Much easier to have the city pay for and install a new sign.

Now I don't want to start a feud between my neighbors, but it seems to me this problem could have been solved quickly with a pair of pruning shears. And if in the next week someone does some 3am stealth clipping, I swear it wasn't me.


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Anonymous said...

At least they didn't say "Slow Blind Drive" or "Clean Your Damn Windshield so That You Can See the Driveway Hidden by This Rapidly Propogating Meat-Eating Foliage and Get Your Eyes Checked, Fool!" which would then generate 2:00 AM trips to said location with a chainsaw.