If you want to see, you have to Look.
I saw a crazy thing last night: a 3 foot length of railing on the edge of the sidewalk that had been crumpled in a traffic incident. In order to warm folk of the "terrible dangers" thus created, numerous traffic cones and warning tape had been positioned all around it. There was only one way left for pedestrians to circumnavigate the safety warnings ~ to walk out into the busy road!
Not very effective for runoff control but it makes a dramatic photo with nice light and a gray sky.