Press Release - 19 Apr
Robert Fisher replies
to the Boston Standard article on behalf of the BBEG
LCC DIDN'T ANTICIPATE THE LEVEL OF CONGESTION?
I write following your front page article featuring LCC’s
placement of 10 temporary speed humps in South Street which
brought Boston’s ongoing gridlock to a complete standstill
on Monday 10 April 2006.
Mr Willis’ statement to the Boston Standard was that LCC
‘didn’t anticipate the level of congestion’.
Presumably he must have thought all Boston's traffic was 'through
His response was to cut the number of humps from 10 to five
- and then by a further two the following day - something he
was easily able to do to rectify the severity of the situation.
I’d like to ask Mr Willis, through your publication, what
he would do to rectify the resulting congestion if and when
LCC install yet another set of permanent traffic lights approaching
the Liquorpond Street roundabout on the A16 Spalding Road in
Boston (where one end of the Dock Link Road (DLR) is proposed),
should indeed LCC decide to go ahead with the DLR?
There will be no easily rectifiable solution to this particular
Boston Bypass & Economic Growth Pressure Group (BBEG)
19 April 2006
Observations of a Coach Driver
Ted Brooks states, "Lincolnshire is
the worst county that I drive in and I have lived there
all my life ... There is very little chance to overtake
safely. Even some existing wider roads are being made
single file by planting concrete kerbs and bollards
in the middle of the road. Is that safer?"
"What Lincoln wants, Lincoln gets. What Boston needs, Lincoln forgets."