I’ve written before about blockages on footpaths: overhanging trees, motorcycles, cars and real estate agent advertising.
There’s at least been some pogress with real estate. It seems some agents, perhaps realising that blocking the footpath is illegal, have got newer, smaller flags.
During my walk on Saturday morning, I spotted these:
Buxton seem to have solved the problem. Their new signs are still visible, but smaller and also higher, meaning people can pass them with no problems.
Hocking Stuart’s signs need some more work. People still have to walk around them – if they can. Those with prams or pushing mobility aids or riding in wheelchairs will still have problems. Going onto the grass is likely to be difficult. Going under the sign without a hand free to brush it away is also going to be an issue – or at least a complete loss of dignity.
For the sake of pedestrians, particularly those with mobility issues, I hope Hocking Stuart and other agents will see the light – and that the councils continue to enforce the rules.
Update: Hocking Stuart has said they’re looking into it.
@danielbowen Thanks for letting us know – we are looking into it.
— hockingstuart (@hockingstuart) July 18, 2016
3 replies on “Real estate agent signs – improving but some need more work”
Ray White is a chronic offender in Brunswick/Coburg. For an inspection at 5:30 or 7pm they’ll have a giant flag out all day. Certainly doesn’t make me want to bring my business to them. Moreland council doesn’t really want to know about it, either.
I solumly object to having that thing hang over, and block access for pedestrians.
They would not have it hang over the road???
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