Wednesday, April 20, 2011

It was touted to be the penultimate life-altering piece of infrastructure, that in making use of, would transform us into happier people with better friends, finer clothes and slimmer waistlines.

Seeing as the most cursory observation highlights the discrepancies between projected and actual figures of motorists using the Clem 7 tunnel, it begs the question ...

Why is it that people would rather waste their time stuck in traffic on an alternative bottle-necked route, rather than waste their money on paying the Clem 7 toll?

I know the shockjockery of Peter Dick on 4BC can make for scintillating post-work radio noise, but is it preferable to getting home earlier and spending quality time with those children we're supposed to be having ? Should not we be mindful of the fact that a person's time is a finite resource - the source of which cannot be mined for more minutes - whereas more money can always be earned in our booming economy.

I am no proponent of invasive, large-scale infrastructure for the sake of motorists, but seeing as the Clem 7 is now finished and floundering, let's do like a politician and throw on the positive spin. That way, BrizVegas won't become a city famous for the longest white elephant, taking no-one from one side of the city to the other.

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