Forget traffic cones, we have sheep cones

INSTALLATION: These brightly-coloured sheep are a colourful take on directing traffic.
INSTALLATION: These brightly-coloured sheep are a colourful take on directing traffic.

Just when you thought the traffic cone was getting boring, the Christchurch City Council has installed some traffic sheep on High St.

The geometric plastic sculptures are functional and bright, providing seating and a colourful take on redirecting traffic.

The flock of sheep has been installed on the High St/Manchester St intersection outside Stranges Building and is one of many sculpture installations planned for the area.

The flock was designed by German industrial designer Christopher Machet and made to order in Ashburton complete with reflective strips.

The art installations are part of the council's plan to create more user-friendly inner city spaces with pedestrian and cycle access. There would be a focus on recycled materials and bright public art.

Mayor Lianne Dalziel will officially open the High St transitional project on Friday.

The Press