I wholeheartedly agree with Brian Mollett (Letters 18 August). Until very recently Burringbar Street was a true representation of an iconic Northern Rivers coastal country town main street; complete with palm trees and a few remaining classic buildings. It has always been very photogenic.
Recent installation by Council of a forest of thin, tall, yellow/white bollards at every street junction on Burringbar Street along with ‘what-colour-is-it-anyway?’ road paint has truly put paid to that. What on Earth was Council and Infrastructure Management thinking?
In addition to that, we now also have a new pedestrian crossing going from the Commonwealth Bank corner over to the Cactus Hill side of the road. The previously existing crossing over to Council Chambers is completely visible as you approach town; this new crossing is definitely not clearly and immediately visible as it is slightly around the bend into Burringbar Street. What a driver sees first is ‘Keep Clear’ paint on the road not the crossing itself. Who will be the first pedestrian skittled on that new crossing?
What do people think about in that building on the corner?