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, 15 April 2011

A Major Step Forward. For the Railways!

As if to demonstrate how backward this region is, today we hear that a £200 million is to be spent on that most outmoded, backward and 19th century mode of transport, the railway. There is even to be a brand new station in Kintore - ugh! (We won't use it, we'll just keep on driving into Aberdeen to demonstrate our high level of prestige.)

19th Century

As hard pressed motorists, the drivers of Aberdeen Cars must languish, ignored and unloved by the authorities; never knowing when our Bypass is going to be built, suffering constant traffic woes at the Haudagain Roundabout (the second-worst roundabout in Britain) and coping with the stress of knowing that our Heritage Dual Carriagway at Denburn Road is under threat. (Join our campaign to Save the Denburn Dual Carriageway. 'Like' us on FaceBook, 'Follow' us on Twitter.)

If we're not careful - Aberdeen will end up looking like this.
So yes, too much stress placed upon the shoulders - however broad they are - of the drivers of Aberdeen Cars, upon who's consumption of North Sea oil the UK economic recovery depends. It is time for our governments in Edinburgh and London to waken up to the national significance of what is at stake and to support Aberdeen Cars - support the Bypass (no matter how many deer must die), support the Haudagain Roundabout Improvements (no matter how many lower-income families will be made homeless at Middlefield) and stop investing in 'trendy' foreign forms of transport like railways, cycling and walking. You'd think that we were in continental Europe the way thinks are going!

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