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.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

PaveParker of the Week! Y151WSS

At the junction of Seafield Road and Anderson Drive in Aberdeen's exclusive, upscale West End we have what can only be described as a thrillingly car-dominated environment. This demonstrates Aberdeen's wealth. The traffic roar is overwhelming and large radius bends speed the busy important traffic on its way with the least possible hindrance. This demonstrates that our city fathers and planners have their heads screwed on and know how to prioritise the right kind of transport. This promotes economic growth for Aberdeen "City and Shire".

What few pedestrians brave this motor-centric environment are corralled and herded between barriers and boundary features on pavements which become narrower and narrower with every single traffic-flow-enhancing improvement to the junction. This rightly marginalises and puts pressure on those who insist on clinging to the old ways. Old ways like dangerously walking to the shops, work or school; old ways like going for a "stroll". Ugh!

That's why we were delighted that the driver of Aberdeen Car VW Golf 1.9 SE TDi reg. Y151WSS has made every effort to close off that final piece of urban space left assigned to pedestrians. This sends out all the right messages: people on foot not welcome here!

So congratulations to the driver of this Aberdeen Car! You are this week's PaveParker of the Week! Yay!


  1. Nice work, but I think this is one Aberdonian who deserves a teensy bit of criticism for driving a Y reg. mark 3 Golf. Surely no self respecting PaveParker should be driving anything more than 3 years old??


  2. Thankyou Don, and yes, you're right of course, we're grateful that you pointed that out. We can only assume that this PaveParker is a visitor to Aberdeen "City and Shire", but we congratulate this PaveParker nonetheless for getting into the swing of things.