For a change I am not nagging City of Port Phillip, this time it is City of Stonnington. On a street I travel on often on my way to and from work, a speed hump was installed. I have never seen anyone speeding in this street but it is busy enough for a side street.
This street receives a lot of council attention and a cynic might suggest that this is because ex politician Barry O. Jones is a resident of said street.
Firstly this speed hump is unusual. It is not a smooth speed hump but a very sharp one. 20kph be damned. More like 3kph. It was installed and a City of Stonnington engineer has told me that it did not comply with regulations and has now been modified. Modified it was. I can't drive over it without the bottom of my car scraping, at any speed. By the marks on it, many other cars are scraping over it too.
So the council installs a speed hump, modifies it to meet regulations and then will no doubt modify it again to comply with god knows what. What a waste of ratepayers money, thankfully not mine. But my council knows how to waste money just as well as Stonnington.