Potpourri of Whinges

Easy Riders

It’s about time other road users where allowed into bus lanes. They should also have the same restrictions on their use; while at present different vehicles are permitted into them. All bus lanes should be open for licensed black cabs (well, I would say that), also why are motorcycles not allowed to use them? But please, just keep out the mini cabs.

Young Blades

The further Americanisation of London is continuing along with the graffiti, crap mini cabs and a falling currency against the Euro. We now have the roller skaters ‘reclaiming the streets’. Every last Friday of the month an army of skaters converge on London’s night scene, carrying loud music players with marshals illegally directing traffic at road junctions and even sometimes a police escort, I have even seen The Boys In Blue skating alongside these twits. What’s the next move towards America; do I start speaking Spanish, not know my way to any major hotel and eat bagels for breakfast?

Road to Riches

Does anyone think that road space should be allocated according to your financial standing; it’s what you expect from a military junta in Africa, where the cost of disruption is measured only by the amount of bribes that have to be paid to corrupt local officials.

I guess our attitude is that we don’t like being pushed around just because someone has more money and thus more political clout than everyone else.

So what is happening at the Scotch House in Knightsbridge? The road has been reduced in width for over a year, traffic has been re-routed around a succession of cranes, lorries and skips and the traffic queues back for miles for most of the day and night. Why? Are we getting a new hospital, police or fire station?

That will be a no then, because all of this chaos confusion and serious disruption to millions of Londoners and visitors; is to facilitate some super rich property company to build some seriously expensive apartments, (rumours of £100 million for the penthouses abound), to sell for enormous profits to rich Arabs.

Maybe it’s not like America we are becoming, but Zimbabwe, now there’s a thought for you as you eat your cornflakes at breakfast.

2 thoughts on “Potpourri of Whinges”

  1. A year too late maybe but…

    “Young Blades” – Nice work of fiction.
    There is no political motive, at all ( no one is “reclaiming the streets” ).
    You have the frequency wrong
    There is no directing of traffic
    There is never a police escort, nor any need.
    There has never, ever been any police skating alongside, nor any need.

    Are you getting confused with critical mass… they’re the ones on bikes, not skates… Last Friday of every month, often have Police nearby to deal with problems.

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    1. Wow, that’s a blast from the past, someone reading that post after all this tme.
      Yes a few years ago I’m sure I saw police officers skating alongside, but you could be right.
      I know that you have marshalls directing the traffic, because many times they have stopped me at Hyde Park Corner.
      But thanks for taking the trouble of commenting after all this time, just reply a little sooner next time.
      Thanks

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