Traffic jams and potholes in our towns and cities at the moment are causing so much stress and frustration that even playing Buddhist meditation music in the car while driving won’t help reduce our blood pressure.
Everywhere we go, we currently face these obstacles on a daily basis – and it doesn’t seem to be improving any day soon.
So what is the answer?
Even if we use public transport, the same challenges are faced.
It’s got to the point that I’m now thinking that ‘by pass roads’ are the answer.
But where does that leave our towns and villages if we are driving around the outside of them?
Local trade would surely suffer.
Congestion and poorly maintained highways are now among the biggest complaints that our local authorities are faced with, yet the solution to the problems are a long way off.
Maybe we need to look at other countries public transport systems and why they work so well?
As for me and the town of Ammanford, the congestion issue is almost grinding the roads into the town to a halt at times and is a huge risk to road safety.
I wonder how the Dalai Lama would deal with this?