I’m not driving

16 Jan

Rolled up in town late on Friday afternoon about 4pm but could tell something was up as the bus diverted and left us to get off on a side street. The reason was obvious; each street in town was filled with traffic going absolutely nowhere at all. I wonder if you ever played that game as a child where you had to move from place to place without touching the ground? We called it Pirates, you might have called it something else. Anyhow you could play Pirates all round town on the roofs of cars stretching from the river to Beverley Road and all other points west and east. And the reason so many hundreds of vehicles decided to use the centre of town … someone decided to play with the Myton Bridge and oops, oh dear … it broke down. Hmmm …
The picture was taken last year on Spring Bank, another notorious bottle neck. It’s a stretch of about one thousand yards and my personal record for rush hour slowness on here is twenty five minutes; that’s a little over 1 mile per hour! Even I can walk quicker than that.
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One Response to “I’m not driving”

  1. William Kendall January 16, 2018 at 10:18 pm #

    There is a bridge here, a lift bridge over the Canal that operates fine, but perhaps once a year there's a malfunction with it when it's raised… which backs up traffic on both sides considerably.

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