Sunday, April 19, 2009

Nairn needs a by-pass most of the time!

Pig Street junction with A96 looking towards the Tradespark wood at around 17.00 today.


growtosow said...

a very rare moment not a horse or cart to be seen. but at the end of the day we still need a bypass. the visitors are now about and i saw one car the other week going up the high street the wrong way look out folks on that one.again this is a lot to do with to many signs about/ wrong place as you are on them before you see them/ no entry/

Anonymous said...

Aye.. be carefull what you wish for...!!!

The photograph showing a quiet spell on the A96 at the pig street junction is maybe a good representation of how Nairn streets will look "post bypass"

Speculative visitors will probably speed on by on a new modern speedway to their intended destination as proved in many cases elsewhere.

Ok you might say, what about the traffic build up recently in the town...?

Well, that's what happens when some roads engineer is let loose with sets of traffic lights, Nairn went without traffic lights for years - net result = no traffic issues at 16:30 - 17:30

Nairn now has 4 sets of traffic lights - net result = traffic issues between 16:30 - 17:30

looks to me like the lights are doing there job...! slowing down the traffic, causing traffic to stop (that what red lights do) so what's the problem...?

A little wait in traffic between 16:30 - 17:30...??

God forbid be carefull what you wish for...!!

P.S. there are groups of hotel and B&B owners already trying to find ways to increase tourist numbers in Nairn to swell there bank accounts, they will have their work cut out for them post bypass thats for sure....!!!

Dream on

growtosow said...

you could be right with the dream on anonymous i would like to think not but then we are in the highlands so perhaps a horse and a cart could be the order of the day as long as the traffic lights pick them up it should be ok and i forgot the speed cameras.
what else am i going to wish for this xmas?

Anonymous said...

Wish full thinking "Billy" I think your wanting the horse manure for the plot myself.

Or is it that Nairn would be right in the SH*T if the bypass comes to town anyway


Anonymous said...

I have to agree with our anonymous friend. In my experience a bypass does what it says on the label. It enables potential visitors to bypass a place without taking a look. Nairn is not promoted well enough now, post bypass it will simpley fade away.

Jane Harkiss said...

Divert it via 'slough'. Seriously. That'll learn 'em.