Spotted on Woodroffe Avenue (near the public library at Carlingwood) this speed feedback sign reminds drivers of their actual speed. It would have been much more useful with a copy of the posted speed limit sign below it.
The City didn’t install this sign, it is funded somewhat privately by the Councillor (using his budget, I presume). Like bus shelters, roadside benches with advertising, or garbage cans with advertising, it combines civic benefit with private advertising.
I have no problem with this. If the City were to officially do this themselves, sans advertising, the sign would be much more expensive, would require an expensive and extensive service staff, and an entire bureaucracy to debate where to put them. Advertising on bus shelters, for example, is often for charities and “good works” and is often the only variable and colourful element to be found on our dead bland streets.
Perhaps we could find sponsors for speed bumps? Who has some suggestions?