I was one of a group of commuters who took to Twitter after being held up in traffic caused by a survey on the way into Bristol this week. I set off early yesterday to start a busy week and hit an hour-long crawl coming off Wells Road as drivers were ushered onto the roadside and asked to complete a census.
I was late, and not happy, and my tweet said as much.
Traffic 'census' in rush hour @BristolCouncil? Sorry, better things to do, like get to work an hour late. Foul mood now.
— Ben Lowndes (@blowndes) October 15, 2013
I wasn’t the only one to do this, as the Western Daily Press and Bristol Post reported today.
The census is happening across the city all week, although it won’t be confirmed where or when it is happening. I have since thanked the council for responding to my tweets today.
@blowndes We can’t give the locations of our traffic census but it will take place this week and early next week 1/2
— Bristol City Council (@BristolCouncil) October 16, 2013
@BristolCouncil thanks for letting me know and to your colleague for calling me today
— Ben Lowndes (@blowndes) October 16, 2013
Here’s hoping for an easy ride into work tomorrow. I won’t tweet about it if it isn’t.