Monday, April 15, 2013

Viale Marconi

Viale Marconi, Livorno
Viale Marconi is a beautiful tree-lined street and had been my address for a quarter of a century. My mom still lives here and, luckily, neither of us drive a car.
Viale Marconi, Livorno
The street is full of holes, probably because of the trees roots, and it is now dotted with ‘bumpy road’ signs and a speed limit of ten kilometers (six miles) per hour. Car accidents are common.
Viale Marconi, Livorno
Petitions about the dangerous situation has been signed and delivered, but the only result has been this sprouting of garish traffic signs. Hopefully, the street would be resurfaced soon.

11 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

10 km/h that is a bit slow. You really need to buy a bicycle.

Robert Geiss said...

What a challenge, between the repaired street and the trees wearing leaves.

Please have a good new week.

Michelle said...

That is a seriously slow speed limit.

Randy said...

I'll bet they are beautiful streets when the trees are in full bloom.

Dina said...

"Life in the slow lane"?
So nice to see the pretty street where you grew up.

If you think this paving is bad, you should see my street in the moshav.

Arianna said...

E' nova...anche a Lucca quasi tutte le strade sono così :/ ciao, Arianna

Rizalenio said...

You grew up in a beautiful place. I'm imagining those years you were playing here. :)

Taken For Granted said...

That is a beautiful street, so long as you are not trying to park a car. Always a struggle to get cities to maintain and resurface streets. Looks like spring is here.

Traveling Hawk said...

It seems to be a peaceful street, very nice during the summer.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Your avenue looks lovely VP, that is a very low speed limit. Even in school zones here its 40 klms. Sometimes I think the having a car thing is overrated :)

JM said...

Tree roots turn the Portuguese cobblestone pavements into a mess!