Thursday, 10 July 2008
Am I the only one who finds it weird, and a bit dumb, that city workers tend to patch concrete sidewalks with whatever spare asphalt they happen to find?
It's a small thing, for sure, but if you're going to be out in the sun and heat patching sidewalks anyway, working with the idea that people will find them easier to walk and ride on, why use asphalt? It's consistency is very different from concrete, and the rocks that compose it tend to break lose over time - or from the start - and leave a patch I can only describe as dumb.
It's like mending a silk dress with denim.
Perhaps it's a budget thing. Mostly, it just seems kinda inexplicable.