The Rainbow Crossing at Oxford Street is kind of a big deal at the moment. It was initially painted on the street as part of the Mardi Gras celebrations and apparently it's going to cost a fair amount of money to get rid of it. Many people have asked the question: why bother spending money to clean it up? Why not just leave it?
Over 12,000 people have signed a petition to leave the road as is, and the move has the support of several MPs. Independent Sydney MP Alex Greenwich called it an "iconic tourist attraction", but Roads Minister Duncan Gay has claimed it's dangerous. It's a fair point -- tourists want photographs taken on the crossing, which makes the whole cars using the road thing a bit of an issue.
But seriously, what would you do tourists, how would you react, if you were taking a harmless picture of yourself and Mario, Yoshi, and the rest of the Mario Kart gang drifted your arse into oblivion. What would you do?