We can afford more traffic calming
My local council is at it again, installing more bloody traffic calming at a cost of of £140,000. They cut services for disabled and vulnerable children and then to ‘protect’ children at this school, they spend a fortune on road humps. The mini roundabouts and chicanes didn’t work. Really?
They wouldn’t think of stopping the local shops selling fags in a bid to improve kid’s health of course. They will slow the traffic to 20 MPH and then it will go even faster a bit farther down the road. Some drivers will avoid the new humps and drive down another road, making that road busier and dangerous. You can’t make it up…
What does ‘price discrimination’ actually mean? was yesterday’s blog. It’s useful to become aware of price discrimination, it can save you a lot of money. They load prices all the time and you pay extra if you aren’t aware of it.
More Thrifty December bargains was Thursday’s thrifty blog, helping you shop wisely and save a few quid.
How to write a novel | the ante climax was Wednesday’s blog on how to write a novel. I am making progress with my short story for Christmas, it’s quite funny. I’ve done 2,000 words and so I’m about half way through.
Neodigital Art | Editing for Art was Tuesday blog on photography and Art. I’ll get an exhibition eventually. It would only cost about £140,000, as cheap as a few speed humps and twice as popular…
How secretive are you? was Monday’s psychology blog. Personally I’m quite open, You can click the thing in the sidebar and view my Facebook page.
Back to the future was my Sunday morning ramble about my school reunion last week. We didn’t have traffic calming when I was at school, we had a zebra crossing and sometimes a person with a lollipop to stop traffic. The school wasn’t built on a motorway junction or an A road, which would seem a novel idea to the local councillors, but it had it’s advantages. We were warned about the dangers of the local railway and the river. We rode bikes to school and there were no speed humps, we were the ones speeding. I blame Comprehensive education for all this politically correct stuff. We need to save kids lives and teaching them the green cross code would help. Slowing traffic means that cars travel in long convoys and kids run between them, dicing with death.
Another way to slow down traffic, is to change all the gas mains around the town… When they’re finished, BT can dig up all the roads again…
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