Tuesday, March 11

Low Road Disco



Well Barrow's long dreaded new one way system has finally opened for business, even though it is obviously nowhere near completion. As expected we had long delays and confused motorists, none more so than the poor out of town visitors who were trying to find the way out of town. One frustrated driver, one of the many that I had watched muttering whilst driving round Hollywood park Roundabout four or five times, stopped and pleaded to be told the way out. It seems that like a lot of folk now, when going to a strange town he depends on his Sat-Nav to lead him the way. The confusing voice from his Sat-Nav kept telling him to turn left, which would take the wrong way into the one way system. I can see it being many years before Sat-Navs are updated to tell the confused drivers that they strangely have to head towards Walney Island to find the way out of town. And unsurprisingly we have been granted yet another set of traffic lights from the seemingly endless supply, for the Low road to Walney. That makes three sets of traffic lights in a matter of few hundred yards, all completely uncoordinated and brilliantly confusing. This short stretch of road will soon become the envy of Barrow's nightclubs; club goers from miles around will come to admire the spectacular lightshow. Whilst stuck between these lights for twenty minutes or so this morning I started to count the individual red, green and amber lights, I lost count in amazement when I reached the staggering number of eighty-five.

8 comments:

Bill said...

Is this the new Monopoly game based on the streets of Barrow where you have to throw a six on the dice to move:)

Bob said...

Bill: yes thats the one Bill, how are you finding it?

Bill said...

Not had a chance to see it as yet but would love to get some feedback for Sundays late night phone in about it. It will be this weekend before I notice what its like. I`ve heard that traffic coming from town wanting to go into ironworks road has to swing right across the road to the other side of a traffic island and road markings don`t make it clear. What do you think

Bob said...

bill: Yes it is unclear a lot of drivers trying to head out of town will find themselves on Walney or Barrow Island instead.

jane said...

It is the most ridiculous waste of money :( My journey now takes an extra 5-10 mins in the afternoon, at 9 o'clock is takes 15 - 20 mins, I'd like to know how tis is an improvement.

And yesterday I got stuck behind a learner trying to join Ironworks Road who looked petrified with two lanes of traffic hurtling at him LOL :D

Bob said...

jane; Yes I have predicted that all the way along,I have never talked to anybody who has a good word to say about it.

Bill said...

Bob, can I have permission to use some quotes from your blog to use on the late night phone in on Sunday Nights on my radio show. Doesnt matter if not but would be nice to see what feedback comes in.
I'm asking people to email me their views before sunday but would be nice to add your blog coments if ok. Let me know pls

Bob said...

Bill: no problem Bill use what you want.