Once the issue of the cracks had been resolved – after protracted negotiations with the city council – normality returned to the street. However, many residents were in the habit of parking their cars on it, which blocked access for emergency vehicles. A fire in one of the houses highlighted the need to prevent on-street parking. The council decided to install traffic bollards – pilons, in Catalan.
The residents considered the number of bollards installed to be over the top; they also thought the original colour (grey) was drab. This was when they began to discuss painting them and rechristening the street “Pilons’ Street”.