June 12, 2012
Can We Consolidate Some of Our On-street Obstacles?
Vancouver, B.C., is experimenting with the "V-pole", a compact pole that combines street lighting with other functions like telecomm, parking paystations, electric vehicle charging and a host of other possibilities.
Should we try it here?
June 12, 2012 11:13 AM
good grief YES , our streets are littered with various redundant obstructions. The issue is probably that each object belongs to a different agency or company. Who is in charge?
June 12, 2012 11:19 AM
dan w Says:
Seems like an awesome idea, both from a functional and aesthetic point of view.
June 12, 2012 6:20 PM
Ron Swaren Says:
I guess if you were to run into one it would make you smarter too. In a marinas they started combinlng services to individual slips via power pedtal about 30 yrs. ago.
June 12, 2012 7:48 PM
Douglas K. Says:
I like the idea. I also like letting Vancouver and maybe a few other cities do all the R&D and work out all the bugs.