Mad, scary and bad

Surviving the walk to school each morning

Brief Encounter

The leaves are falling from the trees, leaving bare branches for winter.  Autumn is nearing its close.  However, its still quite warm for our walk to school, and dry.

A light day for traffic this morning, which didn’t stop a couple of logjams from building up.  A white van doing a 3 point turn just north of the school added to the mess.  Happily, the bin lorry was notable by it’s absence.  That’s two weeks in a row where the round has avoided Broad Lane at this busy time.  Thank you Cheshire East.  Thank you refuse crew, “every little helps”.

On the walk back from school, a parent described to me their near incident with the number 73 bus yesterday – involving kerb mounting and a close shave with them, on the path.  Thankfully they were unharmed.  Seems like, whenever things look to be getting calmer, a bus pops up to reinstate the chaos.

There was brief  encounter with two farm vehicles waltzing through the traffic.  Thankfully drop-off was drawing to a close.  So, all in all a fairly good walk this morning.

Invasion of the Hi-Vis jackets
Several people contacted me yesterday about people in hi-vis jackets at the 3 junctions along Peter De Stapeleigh Way.  Apparently Cheshire East were conducting a turn count survey at these junctions (counting the numbers and types of vehicles travelling along each route permutation).  The last survey was done in 2003, I think.  It’s about time there was a new data set captured, post Cronkinson Farm development.

Today’s scores out of 10:
Traffic volume: 6
Stupid/careless parking: 0
Manners: 7
No. of cars parking illegally: 0

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