A regular Gurnite reports that he engaged one of the Bear workers working by the Police Station in some polite conversation this morning. He asked if it was possible to switch off the traffic lights and control everything by manual control thus allowing the traffic to run instead of the delays and hold ups currently being experienced. He was informed that his suggestion wouldn’t be possible because regulations don’t allow for this and Bear have no one qualified to carry out this function. Apparently, according to the Bear man, Alba would need to supply someone who is qualified (The Gurn assumes he meant Alba the traffic management solutions company, details of some of the services they provide here).
Our regular makes the following plea “Come on Bear! Switch ALL the lights off from
Leopold St to Tradespark Road and let someone with some
common sense operate the lights manually. You would be surprised at how tolerant
MOST drivers are about letting people out into the main stream of traffic. It
can't be any worse than it is now!”
It would seem to be a case of rules is rules and common sense doesn't come into it. So the chaos continues……..
Thanks to Dave Shillabeer for the photos.