Update - Sunday 30th
It seems that after 3 days there is good evidence that not all drivers can see the colour yellow...
The "trial" of armadillos by Salford Council is continuing to evolve. In an ever more desperate attemp to try and demonstrate that cheap plastic lumps work Salford council have been adding bollards.
First they added two black bollards at the start of the tow lines of Armadillos, and yesterday they added two yellow bollards to the section of cycle lane further up Middlewood Street.
These seem to be designed to pre-warn drivers of the black bollard further down the road which has already sustained damage.
Of course these high-viz bollards may be more visible at night,
but they are not particularly visible in bright sunlight...
One has to wonder why this section has not been fitted with armadillos as well. Perhaps Salford council are coming to the conclusion that the bollards are actually more effective than the armadillos, or maybe they are just trying out more free samples from the supplier?
Of course these new bollards cannot possibly be a reaction to the image I posted on Twitter last Friday...
At this point I am beginning to wonder what monitoring Salford Council and TfGM have actually put in place for this "trial". I have not seen any evidence of monitoring at either of the sites, so how on earth are they going to know whether it has worked? One has to wonder what criteria they set out for this trial. I may have to submit an FoI request at some point to find out.