Tag "Traffic"

Compassion between road users lacking

HAVING read the numerous recent letters published in the pages of Open Lines, I cannot help but gain the view of a distinct lack of tolerance, courtesy and respect between users of our roads.

Environment monolith rumbles on

NEW Environment minister Yvonne Burford is right to insist that the job is much bigger than paid parking and the transport strategy.

Transport strategy doesn't go far enough

IT WOULD appear that Deputy Gavin St Pier has a problem balancing the books and, being a politician, can think of only one solution – we must pay more tax without having more benefit.

Why a spring start for paid parking is apt

FOR many, the unthinkable has finally happened: paid parking has been voted through and will be introduced next spring. It’s actually an appropriate date given the claims by this Assembly to represent a Sarnian Spring because the decision to charge commuters to park certainly represents a freshness of outlook.

Why paid parking is a silly idea...

APART from the stated aims of the traffic committee, is there another motive for introducing paid parking we don’t know about?  Without wishing to offend, I think there must be because paid parking is just plain silly.

‘Least worst’ is not always for the best

IN THE aftermath of the debate leading to Guernsey’s transport strategy, one question has to be posed: what will happen when the population management proposals are finally debated? The island’s traffic issues are so serious, we are told, that nothing less than an integrated system penalising certain classes of drivers, introducing paid parking and spending £20m. on a new bus depot will do.

Park-and-ride focus

TWO issues before the States. Transport strategy. The two proposals at the moment do not go far enough in order to solve long-term problems.

Not enough evidence on which to base a decision

WHAT with family crises, trips to Yorkshire and other distractions, there wasn’t much time to pick flaws in the transport strategy. Then, it didn’t take long. It is, of course, a bit rich taking emissions lectures from a former airline pilot and someone who keeps jetting off to Australia. Not to mention accepting wide-vehicle and pavement-surfing admonitions from the sponsors of the giant bus fleet.

Transport: try leading by example

AS DEBATE approaches on what will emerge as a far from integrated transport strategy for the island, one thing has typified the absence of logical thinking on this divisive topic: the amendment from two deputies seeking to exempt commercial vehicles from the proposed width tax.

Trams could be dream transport solution

THERE I was slipping into another slumber, nodding off and had the wildest dream. I dreamt I was in the 21st century, visualising a large free parking area on the north side of the Bridge.

A hole lot of waste

I SEE today (24 February 2014) that the Vazon coast road is closed in sections for the next five weeks. No problem, I thought, until I saw what was going on. It appears that the road is being ripped up, presumably to be resurfaced at some point. This road is probably the best-surfaced road on the island and is in no way needing any refurbishment. What a complete waste of time and money, not to mention five weeks of inconvenience to drivers. In five weeks, the French could probably build five miles of motorway.

Albert Pier crash victim is set for UK hospital

A 30-YEAR-OLD man who was seriously injured on the Albert Pier after he and a two-year-old boy were slammed against railings by a car was expected to be transferred to Salisbury Hospital yesterday.

Car slams man and toddler into pier railings

A silver Audi caused severe injuries to a father and son walking on the Albert Pier on Saturday evening. (Picture by Juliet Pouteaux, 1334348)

A father and his friend's young son remain seriously hurt in separate hospitals in the UK today after being slammed into railings by a car while they were walking at the Albert Pier.

School bus gets in a bit of a tight spot

This bus in Candie Road, St Andrew's, found its path blocked by a van, while on the way to pick up school children. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 1324680)

WHEN a regular bus met a van travelling in the opposite direction on Candie Road in St Andrews, neither was able to make it through the gap, resulting in backed-up traffic and queues.