This is a collection of thoughts and statements about things that annoy me. I am a big, angry man. Hear me roar, or piss off and give me peace.

Monday, February 19, 2007

EnvironMENTALists don't take the hint on congestion charges

According to this BBC article, environMENTALists are moaning about wanting congestion charges.
"Environmentalists have called on politicians to explore the use of congestion charging to tackle Scotland's transport problems."
Blah Blah Blah...

Haven't the people of Edinburgh already overwhelmingly told the council to fuck off, and shove their congestion charges up their collective arses?
"This means greater investment in public transport, safer streets for cycling and walking, better land-use planning, and the introduction of a fair system of road-user or congestion charging."
I have to agree though, that I am not content with public transport, which is crap. The oft-lamented train lack-of-service to Fife (and I don't even go as far as Fife) needs to be sorted out, but even then, people are still going to want to use cars. People still like to have the convenience of not sharing their transport with unwashed tofu munching hippies.

On the subject of cycling, the streets would be safe for cyclists if the cyclists had lights on their bikes, stopped at red lights, didn't cycle on the pavement, and wore some reflective clothing. In case you haven't noticed, it has been dark recently, being winter time, and the cyclists I have seen on my various forays in to the city centre have mostly not had lights, or paid any heed to the highway code. Of course, the drivers get blamed for running these fuckwits over, which is just wrong. The drivers are merely cleaning the gene pool of people too stupid to be allowed to live.
"This weekend marked the fourth anniversary of the London Congestion Charge."
Scotland is NOT London. Surely that isn't too hard to grasp.

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