No way around it
I mean, who thought this was a good idea? This must be the worst, and the least elegant, solution they could find. Normally in such situations, you keep the straight line of the sidewalk, even if it means there’s an electric pole in the middle of it and people need to walk around it – it’s still a better solution than this one.
Perhaps they thought crossing this sidewalk with a pole in the middle might be hard for people carrying strollers, but if you ask us, this makes it even harder to cross for people with strollers, wheelchairs or anything else, not to say nearly impossible.