It is an assault course of dog fouled pavements, illogically parked cars, overgrown hedges, bollards and crazy things such as the lamppost shown in the picture — please click on the picture to enlarge.
There is a pole for the no-entry sign located exactly where a pedestrian needs to cross — right where the kerb dips at the corner. This pedestrian could be a partially sighted person, wheelchair bound, a mother with a pram or perhaps an elderly person with either a Zimmer frame or one of those electrical wheelchairs.
How annoying and unsafe! Do people not think things through anymore? If there is no guide and handbook on how to do this, if there is no legislation or regulation, what about the people who actually dug the pavement up and erected this pole?
Things are getting worse when people cannot think about their work, but simply do a shoddy bit of work and forget all about it.
If you refer back to this picture, you might see that there is another daft pole on the opposite side — just shown on the right side of the picture. Good luck to everyone who wants to cross at this junction.