No, fbb hasn't flipped completely. It all starts when his lorry driving chum is stuck at ...
It is at this point that trucker Dave makes a few notes and adjourns to his truck for tea and buns with a view to retuning roundabout-wards to photograph two impending departures.
And at this point he sends a txt to fbb challenging him to find service 9A at Saint Aubin de Cormier by diligent on-line search.
So fbb needs a map.
More infromation needed.
Txt from fbb to Dave, "Operator of the 9a?"
Thanks to the wonders of Google, typing in "Illenoq" produces this ...
Illenoo is, indeed, the bus operator for the Rennes rural area. Le Star (see above) is the brand for the urban network and we will investigate further tomorrow.
In the meantime, blog readers may wish to amuse themselves and/or challenge their "leedle grey cells" by working out a possible meaning of the name "Illenoo". It is not arbitrary; in fact it's quite clever if you speak French. A small prize will not be awarded to the best answer received.
P.S. Saint Aubin de Cormier is twinned with Richmond, North Yorkshire. fbb wonders what you might find in a similar Richmond location, i.e on he fringes of the town centre.
See "The Bridge Part 2" April Fool? (read again)
from Councillor James Alexander (Labour), Council Leader.
£1.3 million in fines so far], but to reduce traffic going over the bridge and through the city centre, as part of a long-term vision to create a more attractive and thriving city centre for us all [sound of gentle but emotional weeping] - just as pedestrianisation of the city centre has.
The principle of having a trial traffic restriction along Lendal Bridge was right and legal counsel has confirmed the implementation of the trial was fully legally compliant [although charging fines wasn't?].
Such a closure has been talked about since the 1970s and was called for by the Leader of the Conservative opposition before the last local elections. It was included in Liberal Democrat transport plans agreed by the council before they left office. [so we have all agreed it would be a good idea, then the nasty Tories and the horrid LibDems changed their minds; Labour would never do that.]
Through the trial we have gathered valuable information about traffic flow and seen the benefits of significantly improved bus reliability and passenger numbers. Air quality has improved across the city and both footfall and hotel accommodation has recorded increases. [i.e. the trial has been very successful]
It is however clear the trial has been polarising [we'll lose too many votes next time] and we need greater consensus amongst residents and businesses over measures required to tackle congestion in our city.
We have listened to business and the public alike and I am therefore announcing that after seeing results from the [successful?] trial and these results being debated amongst my colleagues, I have asked the council's Chief Executive to lift the restriction from Saturday through the appropriate procedure. [i.e. as it has been so successful we are ending it!]
Because we are, politically, ...