What will the purple people eater think of next? And who will be first to get bumped by the passing traffic?
(from Addie)THE greening of central Geelong is under way with an astroturf median strip being installed in Malop St.
Work is continuing on a pop-up urban space between the two major shopping centres.
Some car park space is also being removed to put in pocket parklets.
Beach chairs, outdoor tables and al fresco seating areas will be complemented by improved bike paths.
The new space is expected to be completed by Friday, and it will remain in place under the end of summer.
Central Geelong portfolio holder, Cr Michelle Heagney, said the project was enabled by the trial ban of trucks on Malop St, which splits the city’s two major shopping centres.
“The pop up space aims to create a vibrant and lively pedestrian-friendly space, where people can sit and relax in the pocket parklets,” Cr Heagney said.
Thus says the purple people-eater,
We’ll have pop up parklets
with picnics on the grass,
proper people eating pikelets or pesto,
or pensioners knitting purl and plain,
occasional purple pulsing passion,
not pick-pockets and pesky buskers.
A pink Peugot will pull up,
the purple haired people-eater
fling his purply-blue cape,
do a twirl and a perfect pirouette
then pop back into his car
to pick his pearly teeth
and possibly get a parking ticket.