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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

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posted by on March 25 at 12:48 PM

Padded lampposts?
texting_injuries_0319.jpg What street in Seattle is most in need of this kind of padding? Somewhere in downtown’s Pike and Pine area? Broadway? The Ave?

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safety through advertising.

maybe it's a tax write-off.

Posted by infrequent | March 25, 2008 1:16 PM

11th Ave between Pike and Pine.

Posted by Lionel Hutz | March 25, 2008 1:24 PM

I say let people too stupid to walk and talk simultaneously injure themselves.

Posted by T | March 25, 2008 1:24 PM

#2 beat me to it.

Posted by Nick | March 25, 2008 1:29 PM

Put 'em in the tourist areas. Once when I was a kid, our family went to Chicago for a day and I was so impressed looking up at the buildings that I walked straight into a parking meter. That shit hurts.

Posted by Joe M | March 25, 2008 1:38 PM

I prefer the knitted pole cozies.

Posted by tabletop_joe | March 25, 2008 1:45 PM

How about they use the money allocated for this to REPAVE THE FUCKING FREEWAY?

Posted by Emily | March 25, 2008 2:03 PM

I'd be happy to let em repave the freeway, but I think some safety nags wouldn't like all the advertisements confusing the lane lines and other on-road instructions.

Posted by huh. | March 25, 2008 2:07 PM

@7 - because that comes from the State Sales Tax at the pump.

Some parts of Seattle don't have sidewalks yet, you know. Maybe they could use some?

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 25, 2008 2:10 PM

Amen, @9. I feel like my ass is going to get run over at least twice a day.

Posted by tabletop_joe | March 25, 2008 2:20 PM

I wish they had those when I was learning to parallel park. It would have saved passenger side of my mother's buick from looking like a crush car at a monster truck rally.

Posted by yucca flower | March 25, 2008 2:42 PM

The sidewalks around the nursing center I am rehabilitating at (145th & 15th NE) has the worst sidewalks if yu are in a wheelchair.

Posted by elswinger | March 25, 2008 2:46 PM

This was outed as a radio publicity stunt a couple of weeks ago. Next.

Posted by Dylan! | March 25, 2008 3:00 PM

Belltown on 1st between Bell and Blanchard.

Posted by Trevor | March 25, 2008 3:09 PM

Oh hell. Just pad the people. It would probably be cheaper.

Posted by Paul In SF | March 25, 2008 4:32 PM

Good suggestion, @14.

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 25, 2008 5:55 PM

i can has on mai streeeeet????

Posted by M | March 25, 2008 11:14 PM

looks like an add for 811?
let the adverts pay for it.
make sure its not permanent and changes on a regular basis.
and easy to remove so the kids don't hurt themselves tearing them down in the middle of the night

Posted by nicky bee | March 27, 2008 12:02 AM

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