My local roads

by Gkam84   December 5, 2012  

So nearly a billion pounds being promised to London for roads and cycling infrastructure.....My local paper The Press and Journal yesterday ran this story. That Aberdeenshire council needs to spend £100 million just to get roads upto an "acceptable standard" Angry

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And as for the Isle of Wight .... the whole thing is falling apart!!!

Worcestershire insist on gravelling rather than a resurface or proper repair.

Might have to go back to ..... dare I say it .... MTB Surprise

posted by veseunr [281 posts]
5th December 2012 - 10:41

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don't say it bro just let some air out of your tires, it's just like suspension!

posted by SammyG [295 posts]
5th December 2012 - 18:07

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I think it's all over - a combination of a harsh winter 2 years ago, a very wet year in 2012 and budget cuts all over the place.

I was driving her indoors Kia Picanto on the A495 in Shropshire the other night, and hit a pothole that the little car nearly disapreared into. I thought I had hit something in the road it was that bad.

I'm glad I didn't hit it on my Giant - I think I would have ended up over the handlebars.

If it ever stops raining, I'm going to photograph it and report it to Shropshire Council when they re-open.

A lot of the roads in Shropshire appear to be in poor order.

posted by Littlesox [89 posts]
29th December 2012 - 7:42

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Hadn't realised before you're an Aberdonian Gkam. I'm up that way for work regularly and i can tell you: the roads in Lanarkshire are still worse! I'd say east and south of Glasgow have the most shocking (!) roads in Scotland.

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posted by Dutchie [52 posts]
29th December 2012 - 11:07

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Littlesox wrote:
If it ever stops raining, I'm going to photograph it and report it to Shropshire Council when they re-open.

You don't need a photo, just go to www.fillthathole.org.uk and fill in the boxes stating where it is, size etc. You get an email to confirm it was reported and you can go back and update the report or add more info yourself.

I have been reporting potholes and damaged road surfaces (e.g. around inspection covers) for a while now and to be fair to Shropshire Council's team they repair most of them reasonably promptly.

If the pothole is on a trunk road (A5, A49 etc) it's the responsibility of the Highways Agency and they are crap. They would rather waste money installing traffic lights on roundabouts.
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posted by Simon E [1947 posts]
29th December 2012 - 11:41

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I now live in ayr, and while the roads around ayrshire have magic scenery, variety and great climbs the condition of said roads are shocking. At Wits End

posted by stepho [102 posts]
29th December 2012 - 20:48

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Have any of you guys been on the roads down here in Devon? It's like a proper mountaineering course just to get to the group meet, let alone the actual routes!

posted by Jaltham [67 posts]
29th December 2012 - 23:02

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Yeah i love Ayrshire, but its roads are best explored on a mountainbike Rolling Eyes

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posted by Dutchie [52 posts]
30th December 2012 - 1:14

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Dutchie wrote:
Hadn't realised before you're an Aberdonian Gkam. I'm up that way for work regularly and i can tell you: the roads in Lanarkshire are still worse! I'd say east and south of Glasgow have the most shocking (!) roads in Scotland.

Take a wee detour through renfrewshire mate. The roads here are truly awful. But hey the snp has found some money to repair something like 18 miles of road so I wonder what post code will get that one Devil

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posted by giff77 [1051 posts]
30th December 2012 - 19:00

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I'm in north Shropshire, and roads like A53 from Shrewsbury to Stoke are beginning to suffer. Wife had incident a few weeks ago with potholes on a country lane which resulted in two wheels being written off. That lane now to be avoided Sad

Beginner roadie, purely for pleasure. Loving those Shropshire lanes Smile Riding from London to Brussels via Amsterdam for charity in May. 2013

posted by lob [18 posts]
30th December 2012 - 21:11

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I commute from spring till early winter in Edinburgh and its truely horrific, I can't see how ANY where can have worse roads. I stay in west Lothian and if you can avoid the glass you will end in the pot holes. So far my limited rides through Ffie have been reasonable with some real nice roads until you try and cross the water .....

posted by Spooks [61 posts]
30th December 2012 - 21:31

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I'd class Renfrewshire as "south of Glasgow" Wink True, the city of Edinburgh has some shocking roads too, especially considering it's the capital! But outside the city most roads aren't too bad?

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posted by Dutchie [52 posts]
1st January 2013 - 15:37

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