Through centuries all types of socalled anti-parking poles are used to make the public spaces more
safe by blocking off parts of the streets for carts, carriages and cars. It is only since around
1972 that the little pole with its 3 crosses is introduced by the Amsterdam city council. The
reason for it was that wrongly parking on sidewalks was completely out of control.
After more than 25 years this international known little pole will largely disappear: the city hopes to
restrain the parking nuisance by means of handhaving (= maintaining the law).
However, not all the citizens have a strong faith in that.