Wednesday, September 2, 2009

One Way, My Way

On June 3rd of this year the French central government ceased overseeing municipal traffic planning decisions. The northern Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret (conservative) suffered from traffic flow problems on the D909 (aka Rue Victor Hugo). They undertook a traffic flow feasibility study and decided to convert the D909 into a one-way road where it entered the neighboring suburb of Clichy-la-Garenne (Socialist). Shockingly, the Clichy mayor took exception to this and yesterday declared that the Clichy section of the D909 would also be one way - into Levallois.
With drivers hurling themselves directly at each other like knights in a jousting tournament the local and national police were called in to direct traffic away from the conflicting roads. The French central government has interceded and ordered Clichy to return its portion of the D909 to being a two way street.
F***France (yes, that's really its name)

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