I got in my car at 5.50pm to meet the boy-child — 1.1 km away. I got to him at 7.05pm.
Sitting in stationary traffic, watching the lights phase and no-one move because the intersections were already full and all the surrounding roads were blocked, I actually started to have a panic attack.
To make it worse, I was only in my car because a) there isn’t a bus service to the city from my home during the day, and b) I can’t get parking at the bus station.
Note to transport planners: public transport only works if people have access to it.
And actually, the buses weren’t moving either.
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