Thursday, October 10, 2013

The latest thing in anti-loitering devices

I was out and about and spotted this anti-loitering device being used by an apartment complex. It is meant to discourage sitting on their fence and bannisters. I think it is pure genius, even if a bit unsightly.  I wonder if it comes in stainless steel? :)





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8 comments:

Margi said...

I wonder if they can install those in the park/horseshoe pit at MLK and Malcolm X??

Proud Momma said...

You're right - this is genius. I can easily see this installed across the street from my place.

The Advoc8te said...

Margi you must have been reading my mind but in all honestly I think only a gas can and a match can save that park.

Proud Momma I miss you!!!!!! :)

h st ll said...

Smart, but then the dudes loitering just stand instead (I've seen them doing so in front of this building...)

CLE2DC said...

That is pretty funny but also very awful that people have to do that. Loitering shouldnt be as bad as it is.

DaReslnt1 said...

I would have preferred they just put large cement spikes that somehow looked like it was part of the construction. But I guess its better than nothing

Anonymous said...

This is not "new" as it was installed years ago. This same technique of "anti-loitering" was installed on the entire railing around the Anacostia Metro station this summer...

H st is right. Now folks just stand and/or lean against the brick wall or in the case of the Anacostia Metro station instead of sitting on the railing now just lean against it.

Good intentions, I guess.

SilentWarrior said...

When I was in Ecuador, some neighborhoods had beautiful colored glass crushed and cemented (large pieces) onto the walls around the houses. Our guide said it was to stop people from sitting on their walls. Surely you would be cut if tried to sit on those walls :) Perhaps anti-loitering laws just need to be passed.