PHOTO: ROBERT KITCHIN/STUFF – Lower Hutt residents Blair and Louise Ansell lined the front of their property with two-tonne concrete blocks out of fear after speeding cars repeatedly crashed into their front yard.

A line of concrete blocks that a Lower Hutt family placed on the berm outside their house to shield it from car crashes looks set to come down after the city council announced a plan to install speed cushions instead.

The concrete bollards – dubbed the Great Wall of Lower Hutt – were placed on the Hutt City Council-owned berm on Waddington Drive by Blair and Louise Ansell after speeding cars crashed through their front yard fence on two separate occasions.

Then in January, another car crashed into the bollards, leaving one person in hospital with concussion. A 19-year-old man has been charged with careless driving causing injury.