I don't remember these bollards before. They suit the China Town location in Heffernan Lane off Little Bourke Street. I guess they are there to prevent the ubiquitous white delivery vans from putting two wheels up on the footpath, but then most people walk along the roadway anway. They do make for an orderly lane though and if you frequent a large city's China Town, you will know that they can quickly become very disorderly if not kept under tight control. One could suggest the nuisances might be committed.