Re: Re: Before the Bulldozers: Images of a Doomed Suburb
Regarding commuting to work by car, nobody disagrees with you, obsolescence is a bit over the top. The road will function as a distributor route which will also be used by commuters no doubt.
Regarding the road objective being removed in 1993, did this have anything to do with lobbying from a certain vocal residents group who bought their houses along the route knowing full well that a road was planned there?
Hey sorry SD never replied there. Maybe obsolescence seems over the top but perhaps if we ever deliver the rail netowrk we;ve been promised for the past 2 generations the futility of sitting in traffic on brand new roads will become clear.
I was too young in 1993 to know but I guarantee it had a lot to do with lobbying. I’d like to know what changed between 93 and 98 though when it was put back on. The most annoying irony is that had this scheme been delayed for even 12 months there would be no chance whatsoever of such a folly being built in such a recessionary penny pinching climate.