Sunday, 19 July 2009

The big sh** and the Twirly part two

Hamstead Road bus terminal
The picture shows the site where buses stack up during the course of the day waiting for their timed slots before moving off to turn around and pick up passengers at the bus shelter shown on the right. The picture was taken awhile back because we now have a lovely new blue shelter which has become a total rubbish tip and a disgrace to the area. I love the little old lady just waiting to be run over and the gentleman on the left watching. Look at the grassed area which has been destroyed by buses. To his right is a service road. There is plenty of room to make a four buses length lay-by here without any disruption to pedestrians or families living on Hamstead Road. Why I ask can’t Centro provide a Porta Loo facility at this and all termini where toilet facilities are not available?
I raised the traffic calming measures on this Road at our last forum meeting where a guy from Highways told us very forcefully that changing the shape of the roundabouts on Hamstead Road would be very expensive and he did not have budget for it. So I guess no budget for making road junctions safer no budget for creating lay-bys. A lady was given the job of Road accident monitor for our road junction with Hamstead Road. This was an interesting suggestion because she does not live on our estate but she was complaining bitterly about those of us that do who short cut the roundabout (we are all effectively criminals). I think she should mind her own business. I’m going to continue to do it. It’s the only sensible way to get around it.
This is fresh in my mind because yesterday I went into Birmingham by bus. A three line whip you understand by the wife who insisted I meet her for lunch after her shopping spree.
I’m warming to this debate.


Gerry said...

I can,t get round your little
roundabout with out going over it,
but then i,m a country bumkin and a woman driver. Gerry

Bob the Black Country Brummie said...

Um I’m damned if I do and damned if I don’t. Comment that is on Gerry’s comment. Pat could never get round it either with her old car but she does better with this little un. I want a raised junction there. I don’t even attempt to go round and neither do the majority of folks off our estate