Tut tut tut

Around the corner from my house there’s a quaint little village going on with two pubs, a bank, a butchers, a coal merchants and a post office. There’s a busy road cutting through the middle of the village though. At the back of the Post Office is the Lavanagh Centre. A school for kids who are disabled. They do great work in that school/centre. Our little village has been made a little bit accessible for the high proportion of the students that have canes, crutches and electric wheelchairs and so all the steps have slopes to them etc and we have a pedestrian crossing.

And then we have these gobshites park across the pedestrian crossing, the only safe part of the little village of Ballintemple where people can cross to the bank, butcher, pub and bus stop.

Money before accessibility

Many of the patrons of the Lavanagh centre get the bus into the City Centre and the only safe way to do that is via the pedestrian crossing these morons blocked. You can’t see it in the pic but the van is parked on to the sideroad too so someone has to step or drive on to the sideroad, drive around the front of the van and blindly walk or drive on to the main Blackrock Road and then move about six feet and then go straight across to get to the ramp at the other side.

But then these mutts wear uniforms and think they’re rent-a-cops so that’s more important, right?

10 Responses to “Tut tut tut”

  1. d@\/e says:

    Is this a start of a campaign? If you need experienced activists, who specialise in security van work, from the Grim North I’m sure it could be arranged .

  2. Gemma says:

    Hello I don’t live far from here, and I think it’s a pity that Ballintemple is so full of traffic. It’s too narrow for so many cars, and some people don’t even reduce their speed when passing through. This pic just highlights the growing traffic problem down that way.

  3. James says:

    Hey I’m living in Ballintemple too… hidey ho neighbours.

  4. Donal says:

    I used to live near here too, it’s a small world! Busy road alright, down with this sort of thing.

  5. Gemma says:

    Heh, yes a lot of people I’ve come across actually do live in or around Ballintemple. It’s clearly the place to be..!

  6. Prometheus II says:

    Just in case anyone missed it…. thats 07-D-68395.
    Ive long thought of setting up a wiki space called something like fuckersthatannoyme.org . This goes right in there!.

  7. stick with the point folks…. or… now I know you [all] live near there meet up for coffee and discuss ambush tactics

  8. Emer says:

    Ballintemple is not a tiny village!! I’m from around the corner from there, and there I was thinking I hailed from an up-and-coming buzzing satellite town. sigh.

    On the point you make though, that’s a really annoying stupid thing to do. Idiots.

  9. TheChrisD says:

    It’s like people who park in the dedicated bus stops so that the bus has to open the doors in the middle of the road to let people on/off :angry:

  10. Des says:

    My other bugbear is the feckers who zoom up (and down) Crab Lane when the kids are coming out from the school..

    Aside: when that portion of road in front of the PO (staffed by the most cantanerous old wan) was dug up for the Copperhill sewer connection the tram lines were still visible – they had just been tarred over.