Monday, April 16, 2012

Kidderminster's poor road layout

I had a forced reminder this weekend about how poorly Kidderminster's roads are laid out in terms of getting to shops. Firstly somebody in the wrong lane to turn to Crossley Retail Park because both indicate a right turn without differentiating that one leads to the Park proper and the other to the supermarket. Secondly because of shampoo. I couldn't find the type I liked in town so I tried Sainsbury's with no success. As I was heading back that way anyway I thought to try Morrisions likewise with no success.

I doubted the Aldi would stock it but it might be worth a try; then Asda. I got back into my car and at that point realised I couldn't drive to the Aldi despite it being directly in front of me due to the split one-way junction of which I was on the wrong side.

Oh well I'll try the Asda. At which point I realised the only way to get to it would be to queue to get onto the ringroad and do a near 360 because the entrance is again on the wrong side of a one-way junction.

Next time I'll remember Asda, Aldi and Morrisons is the only order they can be visited by car.