There's an anecdotal Chinese curse that runs "May you live in interesting times". The runway at Gibraltar Airport looks like a version that says "May you fly into and out of interesting places". It crosses a peninsula, so that it's bounded by ocean at both ends; and in the middle, it crosses Winston Churchill Avenue, the four-lane highway connecting Gibraltar to Spain. Traffic (both pedestrian and vehicular) flows back and forth along the road except when aircraft movements are scheduled, at which time it's blocked off by traffic lights and barriers until the planes have finished doing their thing.
I'm obliged to a reader for telling me about it, and sending the link to this interesting video perspective on the runway, shot from high up on the Rock of Gibraltar itself. Watch it in full-screen mode for best results.
I wonder how much trouble they have with slow traffic (particularly pedestrians) who just won't hurry up and cross the runway, thereby holding everyone up?