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, 11 March 2011

A New Strategy - Chevron PaveParking!

We are delighted to report a new development. The ingenuity of the drivers of Aberdeen Cars never ceases to amaze! And delight!

Here we see thirteen (13) Aberdeen Cars (and Vans) PaveParked "chevron style" on the footway of Aberdeen's historic St Peter's Street. To the right of the photo (out of shot) are some student halls of residence, so the cars definitely don't belong to them.

So, who do the cars belong to? Well, that building to the left is the deceptively modest global headquarters of public transport leviathan First Group - Aberdeen's gift to the world (of which we are ashamed). Regular readers will not be surprised that we don't approve of public transport, but First Group is a worldbeater and a major contributer to economic growth in Aberdeen "City and Shire", so we're a bit conflicted.

But in any case First Group - the world's largest public transport operator, what with it's revenues of £6 billion and its 130,000 staff - has been good to it's employees, a fair number of which were council workers from the rump of Grampian Regional Transport - these people struck it rich with share options and the like as the once publicly owned business was spun off and floated on the London Stock Exchange.

Yes indeed, First Group was good to it's employees - none of whom would be seen dead riding on a bus these days!