The Mad Mad road

This is Bridge Street, Lampeter, showing some road improvements.

No doubt this costly work was done to improve the roads pavements and did not a lot to provide better management of parking.

For some reason it appears necessary to plan wooden bollards on the pavement and also in the middle of a bespoke parking space.

Another example of public sector waste? Or is there something I’m missing in terms of understanding the value of this town impovement?