Ditching the car for a day
THE other day I decided to give my wee reliable 20-year-old Polo a rest and use my bus pass for a day in Glasgow.
It’s only when you are gazing out the bus window and looking you start to notice and see the deterioration that has happened to Glasgow.
During the journey the condition of the road surface was a total disgrace, I lost count of how many times you were shunted back and forward with the amount of potholes the bus driver was constantly trying to avoid, certainty not good for your rib cage.
The pavement verges are full of overgrown weeds and rubbish. The grass areas that separate the dual carriageway have been left and are totally overgrown, you can also see certain elderly people’s gardens that the Council workers normally attend to are in a pathetic overgrown condition.
Even the road markings at important roundabouts are not visible, which will in due course cause accidents.
I feel quite saddened that the areas I was travelling through are in such a sad sorry state of repair and I believe that this is probably the case all over our city of Glasgow due to cost cutting.
I really hope the people responsible would get their act together and improve this situation, people are paying their rates and don’t like living in pigsties.
E K, Crookston