They're everywhere, and they're annoying. We're talking about potholes. Some folks are fed up, and they're getting creative.
Residents in Brussels, Toronto and the United Kingdom are filling dee potholes—like the ones here in Cleveland—with something unexpected: flowers.
Images circling social media show potholes filled with flowers of all kinds.
FLOWER POWER: A man in Brussels has gone around planting flowers in potholes in the road, as a sign of protest against the poor state of the city’s roads. More: https://t.co/rboQWp7tef pic.twitter.com/jS00eaO2D3
— TODAY (@TODAYonline) April 7, 2018
If the potholes aren't going to be filled anytime soon, residents figure they might as well make them beautiful.
There are many ways to patch a pothole but this one on the Toronto Islands, festooned in honour of Mother’s Day , is certainly a good reflection of the spirit of the Wards and Algonquin Island residents. (Traffic is restricted in the area and the tulips don’t pose a road hazard.) pic.twitter.com/Rcf7h4Zqcd
— Loretta Ryan (@LorettaRyan) May 13, 2018
Put flowers in your potholes! pic.twitter.com/0z5vzUqYGC
— Marta (@martap1303) March 2, 2018
— Banbury Guardian (@banburynews) April 17, 2018
The flowers may not stay in the potholes for long, but they do draw attention.
News 5 Cleveland has covered Cleveland's broken roads for years. For more of our continuing coverage: Broken Roads, Broken System.