I like them. I call them traffic boys.
Most of the phallic posts I've seen signal the edge of the road where people seek to control vehicular movement; some traffic boys guide the movement of people through gates. Traffic boys were selected as a photographic theme during our last European vacation in September of last year.
These integrated traffic boys are working at a crosswalk in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, France.
I found this stone boy guarding the edge of a WW I monument in Florac, France.
The stone traffic boy seems to be keeping company with the artillery shell.
This cylindrical stone traffic boy guards the walk in Amsterdam's commercial district.
A XXX traffic boy appears on my January 23rd posting.