Believe it or not, if you took out all the issues involved in getting yourself, your family and your possessions from a to b – that is, driving, parking, road surfaces, road safety and public transport – I would have very much less to worry about.
The car is a worthy servant but a bad master. Speaking as a cyclist I can certify that almost all the cars driven in Woodbridge and its environs are driven and parked well and responsibly. A few aren’t.
Just before a County election I was knocked off my bike in broad daylight when cycling correctly and safely on the left hand side of Naunton Road. By an oncoming driver who was taking the corner on the wrong side and drove straight into me. Bruised and shaken (though remarkably unhurt) I burst into tears and said
“Do you realise that if you’d killed me there would be nobody to look after my children!”
To be fair, I think that shocked him almost more than the impact.
I have recently heard from an elderly couple who had to cancel their 40th wedding celebration evening because they were parked in at home by someone who wanted to leave his car in Seckford Street for the evening and didn’t care what trouble was caused!
There are parking blackspots in various places.
The photoes here were taken on Hasketon Road where parents, waiting to pick up Farlingaye school children, have for years churned up the verges and obscured the sightlines for pedestrians trying to cross the road