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May 18, 2014

where the sidewalk ends - an exercise in creative technology use

Filed under: la vida pobre — Benjamin Vulpes @ 12:00 a.m.
where the sidewalk ends - an exercise in creative technology use

Take a look at this sign:

wherethesidewalkends

It's mounted on what's called a "bike staple" - a piece of tubing bent into the shape of a staple and then bolted to the ground. Portland has such an absurd number of bikers for an American city that apparently "The City That Works" is now using their excess staples to hold up signs.

This is a really smart move, as anyone who understands procurement will appreciate. The city has a giant stock of this hardware, and are now using it in novel ways instead of procuring custom-made hardware for each derpy little sign they want to erect.

Although I just started considering the possibility that this smart move was done by a contractor ideally incentivized to do smart things.

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE ECONOMICS OF IT MAN BUT HEY LOOK AT THAT COOL REPURPOSING

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