A blog about cars in Aberdeen.

This is a blog about cars in Aberdeen because most people aspire to the convenience of personal motor transport, pay dearly for the privilege, provide much employment, contribute greatly in taxes, and then people expect them to ‘leave the car at home’, while their money is spent creating cycle lanes and the like for freeloading cyclists.

Friday, 14 January 2011

Cycling Arrogance at Craigton Road.

Not for the first time, important motorists are the victim of cyclit arrogance while going about their lawful business using Her Majesty’s pock-marked and cratered highways.

This incident involed the drivers of Aberdeen Cars driving into and out of Aberdeen on Craigton Road. The cyclit obviously thinks there's something wrong with the driving, as they have arrogantly and didactically appended an excerpt from the Highway Code to the video.

This cyclit has included lots of similar so-called "incidents" on his YouTube Channel.

Other occasions have included shaking heads and wild flappings of hands. On these occasions the motorists have been driving quite reasonably, slowly and, we believe, in a considerate manner. The cyclit was hurt in none of the incidents. So what is he complaining about?

Other than stopping and pushing the car past cyclits, what do these people want the more-important-than-them drivers of Aberdeen Cars to do?

Yes we have sympathy with the cyclits concerned (although that sympathy is evaporating a little with each arrogant gesture). Ideally, country roads should be quieter. But, when there is no by-pass round Aberdeen, there is no alternative but to use country roads to commute. That is simple fact.

Which leads us to hope that these self same arrogant cycling people are not among the ranks of people who are opposing and delaying the AWPR with court orders and other nonsense.

If they are, we have a simple message: You can’t have it both ways!

Either you help expedite a by-pass, or you have to accept heavy traffic on the country roads. Fact.

Despite the fact that this route is radial, not circumferential and despite the fact that the A93 North Deeside Road strategic trunk road is closely parallel to this route, it is clear that (as far as we're concerned) there is no alternative to using this road to commute. FACT. We just prefer this road to the North Deeside Road. It is our super-secret rat-run where the speed limit is not enforced. FACT.

It is also clear that, when the bypass is built, everything will be great and a prosperous future for all will be ensured. All problems will be solved by this peripheral road and radial journeys into and out of town will somehow also be accommodated by the circumferential route. We don't know how, but they will be. FACT.

Much the same stuff happens when arrogant horsey people are involved.

1 comment:

  1. Lol that guy overtaking is my postman! He's a grumpy old bastard.