I like the "Tyck om Stockholm" app

This Sunday I reported an errouneous street sign in the app Tyck om Stockholm – an app for reporting errors, giving praise or filing complaints about the city of Stockholm in general (the name is a play on words, meaning either “Have an opinion on Stockholm” or “Like Stockholm”, depending on where you put the stress). The sign in question was a “No Thorouhgfare” sign at the end of Götgatsbacken toward Slussen:

Picture of the misleading street sign at the end of Götgatsbacken towards Slussen

…which should really be a “Motor Vehicles Prohibited” sign, since the above sign prohibits not only motor trafic but also biking, which is contradictory now that the biking lane has been opened up after being closed for some time.

Last morning (i.e. Wednesday, three days after reporting), to my surprise and delight, the signage now looks like this:

Picture of the new, correct sign at the end of Götgatsbacken towards Slussen

I’m impressed with how quickly they fixed it. (It might, of course, have been planned since before, but I’m still impressed.)


By the way, if you want to download “Tyck om Stockholm” you can find it here:
App Store
Google Play
 
I think the app is in Swedish only but it’s pretty straight-forward to use so you can probably use it even if you don’t know much Swedish. In the app you can send comments, file complaints and give praise to the City of Stockholm.
 
Those of you who don’t want an app can also send your comments to the City of Stockhlm on the web page http://www.stockholm.se/-/Tyck-till-om-stadens-service/ (in Swedish, but with Google Translate included on the site).

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