Stranded by traffic chaos
ARE there a bunch of bureaucrats having a laugh at all us commuters caught up every day this week in the traffic chaos in the city?
I mean, what idiot in their right mind would have roadworks for the tramline on North Tce in peak hour?
Surely this could be done at night – like what’s happening with the Darlington roadworks – to avoid the huge gridlock?
I usually catch a train but my service is not running because of ... wait for it ... roadworks for the underpass at Bowden.
So, like hundreds of others, I’m catching the bus. And, like hundreds of others, I’ve been getting off and walking the last kilometre or so to work because the traffiic is at a standstill.
To top it all off, a government representative said on radio that workers coming into the city should avoid North Tce.
What’s the alternative? Hackney Rd which was already a go-slow zone because of the O-Bahn tunnel works and is now slower than snail’s pace?
Jay Weatherill and his public service lackies have no idea. E. THOMSON Cheltenham