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Why barber poles are popping up in Brisbane

If you’re a Brisbane local, you may have noticed some new additions to your roads.

Blue and green barbers poles have been springing up across the city.

But they aren’t pointing you towards a haircut.

The poles are a Brisbane City Council initiative and are used to show motorists where they can make safe and legal drop-offs and pick-ups.

RACQ’s Chief Communication Officer Paul Turner tells Chris Smith the trial is a “good step forward”.

“What we’ve seen with the explosion of ride-sharing companies is that road real estate has been at a premium.

“We’ve seen a lot of Uber… and others now using loading zones and other drop-offs because they just had no alternative.”

He says the green and white poles are specifically for school zones, while the blue and white poles are for regular ride-sharing drop-offs.

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