Tuesday, May 13

Locked Out


Barrow's taxi drivers are gnashing their teeth and cursing this week, and not just because of the closure of Hindpool Road which is one of Barrow's main routes. This is causing stress and chaos enough, but the thing causing the most upset is the loss of one of our traditional rat runs. One of our best little traffic avoiding back street short cuts has fallen victim to the alley gates scheme. The back street between Greengate St and Harrison St known as Field St has been used for years to gain access to the end of Dalton Rd our main shopping street. This is a favorite dropping of point for our passengers and will now cost more to get too and take longer to reach. But as usual we are the last to know and are never consulted, so it's like it or lump it.

5 comments:

jane said...

I thought that one of the purposes of the alley gates was to stop the back streets being used as rat runs and create a safer environment for children to play??

Peggy said...

Well - the appearance of the gate was annoying (sorry for that) but I'm thinking that perhaps there is another side to the story. It might be safer for children and small pets now . . .

Anonymous said...

Bob, first snakes and now a rat run! I must say they are very nice looking gates, I'm sure the residents feel safer especially at night.I certainly wouldn't mind them at all.

Saffy.

Bob said...

Jane:Peggy:&anon.This post is strictly tongue in cheek. Yes it will cause us delay and hassle, but I
am all in favour of the alley gates project. The more the merrier, they are a boon to town centre residents.

John said...

Go on they are the new gates to your bat castle.