Tag: Politics


Ban cars from outside of schools!

I have recently been very exercised this week by the announcement of a “trial” traffic measure running for the next 18 months.

It will ban cars outside six Edinburgh schools for an hour at the beginning and end of each day. I’m sorry, a trial? What’s to trial?

As a father of four, I absolutely understand that my little bundles of joy need to get to school safely.

My kids have always walked to school, just as I did, and my father before me.

When I was young, I was accompanied and, when I reached the grand age of 10, I went alone. As Dad used to say to me: “It’s character building.”

However, it appears from the traffic jams outside our schools that I may be in the minority.