As the world urbanises and our love affair with the automobile continues, roads will carry more and more traffic, and continue to crumble under the pressure.
It seems that road maintenance isn’t an exciting enough topic to secure an election, which has left a metaphorical pothole in road infrastructure funding. Whilst some countries value road maintenance more highly than others (ever driven in Italy?), potholes are becoming an increasingly common sight across the western world.
Thankfully, Artist Pete Dungey has come up with a simple, beautiful but sadly thoroughly useless ‘solution’ for the pothole problem. His piece, ‘Pothole Gardens’, is pretty self explanatory, but he’s happy to admit it isn’t really viable:
If we planted one of those in every hole, it would be like a forest in the road.
And it would be a beautiful forest, until a car drove over it of course.