Ditch­ing the car for a day

Evening Times - - SPORT -

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

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