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, 6 May 2011

Sinister Forces of Re-allocation. Funded by Tax on the Poor.

The sinister forces of roadspace re-allocation have run amok in central Aberdeen. The city's historic "The Green" area has been very badly affected.

But we are conflicted - it seems that this continental-style pestestrian-friendly "streetscape initiative" was funded by a tax on the poor. While we approve of taxes on the poor, we totally disapprove of them being spent on re-allocating roadspace away from the clever, rich, important drivers of Aberdeen Cars.

One ray of hope, though - if you look carefully in the photo below - you can see the tyre-marks of one determined driver of an Aberdeen car who has been ignoring the roadspace reallocation and zooming through The Green on his or her way to engender some economic growth by spending his or her salary at Union Square. And quite right too!

Plans are afoot to re-allocate the precious roadspace of that other historic part of Aberdeen city centre - the Heritage Dual Carriageway at Denburn Road. We are worried that the poor-tax funded re-allocation of the roadspace at The Green will serve as an exemplar for this project. So support our campaign to Save the Denburn Dual Carriageway. 'Like' us on FaceBook, 'Follow' us on Twitter.

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