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, 29 April 2011
Transport Congestion is a Hot Topic in Election
Yes. Yes it is. Yes it is it is it is.
Congratulations to our local newspaper of record, the ancient and venerable Press and Journal, for the headline:
Transport and congestion on the route north is a hot topic on the doorsteps
In a long and rambling piece which mostly covers the all-very-boring changes to the constituency boundaries in the upcoming Hollyrood election and how they affect the seat of South Aberdeen and North Kindardine, the article goes on to mention "local issues including transport" just the once in the entirety of its 1050 words. There is just one mention of congestion and, indeed, it is reported that "campaigners from all parties have also called for improvements to public transport for commuters in the shire, including better rail services for the towns of Portlethen and Newtonhill." Ugh. What's wrong with these people?
So well done to the P&J for hiding this upsetting truth behind a banner headline which appears to put cars centre-stage. As busy important drivers of Aberdeen Cars, for whom the building of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route bypass is the number one life-aim, we applaud this.
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