Saturday 5 June 2010 1.15pm
I got enmeshed in this yesterday. I was taking a person that I had picked up in Victoria Street to Metro Heights at The Elephant. My intentions were, get to St George's Circus
and then take the route with least traffic, normally that would be Borough Road
then right into Newington Causeway
As I approached along Westminster Bridge Road
it was obvious that something was amiss. The roundabout resembled a haphazard bus park as the buses were unable to flow around the area due to the gridlock.
It was impossible to move to the left to aim for Borough Road
as there was an impenetrable line of buses so I inched my way round to London Road
to go via the Elephant.
Sure enough, there was a police car parked on the crossing, seriously impeding the traffic flow.
It certainly appeared that it could have been moved forward to uncork the gridlock but maybe there was a valid reason why it wasn't.
If that was the case it certainly wasn't obvious, so I can understand anyone who was caught up in this becoming annoyed.