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.

Monday, 23 May 2011

Haudagain Victory!

look at all that congestion!
A victory, a triumph!

Haha! We very much enjoyed reading the news that the drivers of Aberdeen Cars have voted the Haudagain Roundabout the worst roundabout in Britain! Huzzah!

We think this is great. Great because it demonstrates just how highly motivated the drivers of Aberdeen Cars are. We all know that The Haudagain Roundabout isn't really all that bad (people who think that Aberdeen has traffic problems clearly don't travel out of the city much!).

Check out this vid from Glasgow:

No, the Haudagain's not that bad at all, nothing like it - but, given the chance, we'll complain bitterly. Have a look at this news video from STV:

Heh. Traffic flowing smoothly round the roundabout, no waiting to speak of at all throughout the report. Yet the talking head goes on and on about how bad it is and the motorists interviewed complain bitterly of hour-and-a-half waiting times and call for urgent solutions. Now that some car-rental company has complied with the wishes of the drivers of Aberdeen Cars and named the roundabout the "Worst in Britain" perhaps our city fathers will start acting on an urgent solution.

This is our favourite of the urgent solutions - and the on which Cllr. George Adam promotes in the STV video piece.

The demolition of the tenement blocks at Logie and Manor to make way for a relief road will make a hundred or so people homeless, but - em, whatever! That's DSS-land anyway. About these people we care not one jot.

In any case, we like the council's choice of words about the necessity to demolish the tenements in Logie and Manor - they say that building the relief road on the site of these homes will:
...contribute to the City Council’s regeneration aims by complementing the development of the Logie/Manor area of Middlefield.

The drivers of Aberdeen Cars - contributing and complimenting - by demolishing the dog-in-a-manger family homes which stand in the way of our lovely new road. Well, it is a "problem area" - it's probably best that this community is split up and moved on. It's for their own good.

Dog-in-a-manger family homes on the site of
OUR future relief road. Get them out!

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