Decorated Fire Hydrants, would they block emergency services as Wayspots?
So this thread got posted in Reddit today and it raised an old debate regarding decorated fire hydrants:
Are decorated fire hydrants eligible? Or do they block emergency services?
There's some relevant AMA clarifications about this
Q75: In OPR, how should reviewers rate painted electrical boxes on the street if they are visually interesting?
A75: NIA OPS says that, “If it falls under the category of Art, 5 stars on “Should this be a Portal” question.”
Q26: would tornado sirens count as a unique form of architecture that is prominent(sort of like water towers or windmills) in areas that have the need for them as an early warning system? They’re also normally
A26: I asked NIA OPS and they agreed that if they are unique in construction or have some sort of artwork associated with it like some painted electrical boxes do. Otherwise, if it is just a random loud speaker on a wooden pole - no.
So decorated objects are Eligible.
But the big question is for Hydrants specifically. Would them being a Wayspot count as obstructing emergency services similar to how Fire Stations and Hospitals shouldn't be Wayspots for that reason?