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!