Thursday, September 12, 2013

Trying to make the Gulf Road prettier?


I don't know if you've noticed the mess lately on the median strips on the Gulf Road and Blajat Street.  They are tearing up all the grass, irrigation hoses, and even healthy palm trees.  Why?  Because someone won a contract to put in fake grass, plants that will die almost within installation time, and... get this.. ROCKS.

Yeah, that's just what we need in the streets - ROCKS.  Loose rocks that no one will maintain, which people can easily throw, and that will get onto the street, damaging cars.

Dumb and dumber rears his ugly head, once again, in Kuwait.

I can see it now during National Day and Liberation Days:  Instead of using a water gun/squirt gun, you can just pick up a rock, throw it at a car, and say, "Hey, neighbor! Happy holiday!"   Good times.


If you want traffic to slow down, you don't need to throw rocks - just install speed bumps like Dubai.

Here is the photo of after-installation.

The plants are already starting to die.


Expat and the City said...

WTH? :(

Desert Girl said...

Ok and some more thoughts:

* You need to clean these fake grass coverings, as they are traps for dust/sand/dirt. Water will be necessary.
* The Japanese invented a robust grass that uses less water and grows well in areas with high temperatures. Dubai bought some....
* OXYGEN. (I'm sorry to offend. I know that's a dirty word in Kuwait.)

... and did I mention ROCKS. WTF. ROCKS. ROCKS.

Rob said...

They did this on the 212 approach into Ahmadi. After only 3 weeks, it started lifting and wrinkling. What's left looks pretty awful.