Some total twat on the council decided that it was dangerous for cars to cross the A3, despite the fact there's a sign 200 yards before this crossing point that says 'Caution, Pedestrians Crossing'! There was a public hearing about closing this facility and 85 locals objected. None supported the closure.... but still the idiots decided it was too dangerous and that it must be closed off. We now have massive road works - forget red cones - heavy steel barriers on both carriageways "too protect the workmen", several diggers and vast amount of public money being spent on something that a) is not dangerous, but if it is for you, STOP DRIVING - ITS YOU WHO IS DANGEROUS, NOT THE ROAD, b) makes all our journeys a lot longer with additional risks thanks to several extra roundabouts and traffic lights, not to mention extra pollution, and c) is expensive and disruptive for everyone during the rebuilding of that section of the road.
They've also put speed cameras there - on both sides!.... thought... wouldn't that have been a better solution to help us cross the opposite carriageway traffic instead of preventing us from doing it?
I've got the perfect solution. Don't spend all that money. Take dangerous and incompetent drivers off the road. Save even more money by making the nanny-state-pratt who thought this one up, redundant.