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How do I avoid Bank Holiday Traffic?

Minivanman
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How do I avoid Bank Holiday Traffic?

Easy, keep of the roads and stay at home.Thumbs_Up

Next question.

Seriously though and with sun on the horizon for the weekend you'd have to be raving bonkers to go anywhere near a motorway or even worse, the M3/A303.


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Re: How do I avoid Bank Holiday Traffic?


@Minivanman wrote:

... you'd have to be raving bonkers to go anywhere near a motorway or even worse, the M3/A303.


I don't know about those, but the M5/A30 usually gets pretty chokka heading my way.  I always make sure to get food essentials such as bread. milk etc.in before the shops are jammed.

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Re: How do I avoid Bank Holiday Traffic?

Oh, and don't go heading to Wales you lot from over the border just because there are now no toll charges on that bridge, we are full to bursting. Honestly. Wink


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Re: How do I avoid Bank Holiday Traffic?

Popped into Tesco this lunchtime and it was packed.

I spoke to a staff member who said it was worse than Christmas.

So that's what many of the motorists were doing....driving to or from the shops.

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Re: How do I avoid Bank Holiday Traffic?

Well to be fair, they need to drive somewhere local what with no kids to drop at school and all. Roll_eyes


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Re: How do I avoid Bank Holiday Traffic?


@Strat wrote:

Popped into Tesco this lunchtime and it was packed.

I spoke to a staff member who said it was worse than Christmas.

So that's what many of the motorists were doing....driving to or from the shops.


So is there a staycation in Sheffield happening then, instead of venturing further afield?  Smiley

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Re: How do I avoid Bank Holiday Traffic?

@Strat 

Did you walk or peddle to Tesco's then?

Our nearest one is 30 miles away.


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Re: How do I avoid Bank Holiday Traffic?

@Minivanman 

I took my car as I had a few stops to make and came home with 3 large bags of purchases.

Tesco superstore is 2.5 miles away.

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Re: How do I avoid Bank Holiday Traffic?

I guess we are all part of the problem then, I know I am.


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Re: How do I avoid Bank Holiday Traffic?

Too many idiots & Sunday Drivers over Easter.

Local shops only, we did food shop this Wednesday then it's Garden, Gazebo, BBQ & Friends from the Village, plus some house guests.... 

As it is, we have major roadworks locally with delays of over 2 hours in both directions !!

 

We are able to get to Tesco and other local shops though by mostly avoiding main roads, crossing them at junctions.

 

A bit of local knowledge goes a long(er) way.

 

And of course there is the option of Home Delivery !

 

Now then, about that Swimming Pool .....

 

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Re: How do I avoid Bank Holiday Traffic?

Popped into ASDA this morning. Not much traffic, loads of parking, in and out in minutes. Mind you, it was 3:30. Best time to shop.

 

As I already live in a 'holiday destination' any where I go will be against the traffic each way Thumbs_Up

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Re: How do I avoid Bank Holiday Traffic?

"Not much traffic, loads of parking, in and out in minutes. Mind you".... it was a home delivery! Wink

Same here sort of with holiday traffic which is why we avoid Carmarthen like the plague at times like this. Traffic heading west after leaving the M4 can and nearly always does results in one heck of a tailback into town. 

Cue traffic, traffic queue.

*groan*


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Re: How do I avoid Bank Holiday Traffic?

If you go out on the roads today....

 

You're in for a BIG SURPRISE

 

Don't bother...

 

 

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Re: How do I avoid Bank Holiday Traffic?

@Anonymous One reason the Misses has taken the train to London this weekend. No hassle, just get in and sit. Let somebody else do the driving. Cheap too, if you book far enough in advance.

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Re: How do I avoid Bank Holiday Traffic?

Well it does depend which motorway you are going on, the time you go and the direction you are going in. for example.....

Last friday I went up the M6 to the lakes.......motorway was virtually empty.....why ? ......it was 6am.

Coming home to Preston around 5 PM busy but no traffic jams, the same could not be said for the other side of the motorway where there were long queue's of traffic, the smaller roads were also in the same state.

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