Thursday, August 6, 2009

Shopping Carts

I have been taking photos of shopping carts I have spotted at various places around town. This one is at the trail head of Glass Beach.

Which is just over one and a half miles from it's point of origin.

But the traveling days of Safeway shopping carts have come to an end. The other day I noticed the front right wheels has been replaced with a new type of wheel.

And a wire embedded in the asphalt around the perimeter of the Safeway property. When a shopping cart is pushed beyond the wire....

A little plastic skid is released disabling the wheel. Here's how.

14 comments:

  1. Amazing! I watched the wheel-locking videos but still didn't see HOW it works. I think it's a great idea, though. Less theft and fewer "unsightly" abandoned carts.

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  2. What won't they think of next???

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  3. OK, so this stops people from exiting w/o paying, right? If they pay and take the cart to their car, what's to prevent someone from taking the cart further on up the road?

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  4. The wheel skid gets tripped electronically when passing over the buried perimeter wire. It's sort of like the electric fence some people have to keep their dog in the yard.

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  5. Ron, it is amazing where all those orphaned shopping carts end up!
    I like the automatic plastic locking devise attached to the wheel. I wonder how much it adds to the price of the cart?

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  6. Hi Ron,

    I love the pics of the belly dancers and the ugly dog contest. Now I know what grandma/Lolli is talking about when we chat.

    Lezli

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