Wednesday, 25 July 2012
A new video about the proposed Mottram Bypass
The local political establishment are determined that this bypass remains on the agenda. Rumour from within the local Labour Party has it that a 'big announcement' regarding the bypass is due in 2015. These people always work to a long term plan so it is always wise to remain vigilant and be ready for any surprise developments intended to wrong foot opponents.
Well done for making the video and explaining the exact route of the proposed bypass.
Without meaning to divert attention away from the splendid video about the bypass, I have decided to add a little video I made earlier which is indirectly related. The video which can be viewed below is of traffic conditions on Stalybridge Road in Longdendale at 2pm this afternoon. The video is not exciting but it is a genuine reflection of traffic in the area of the proposed bypass. I was on the same road yesterday at fairly similar time and traffic was pretty much the same. This road has always been busy during the morning and afternoon rush hour but these days it seems to be busy all the time.
Before I started filming I had already been sat in traffic for three or four minutes. I was watching the traffic light sequence ahead and noticed they change very quickly at times. As any regular driver knows; regular traffic light changes, even on moderately busy roads leads to queues quickly forming. Bearing this in mind I could not help wonder if the sequence at this junction has been deliberately altered to wilfully cause congestion. If this were to be the case, it certainly would not be the first time congestion was wilfully caused to suit a political agenda which is food for thought when looking into the forces in the shadows who are determined to have the Mottram bypass built at any cost.