My normal route into Bigtown is getting passing places, apparently because of some big gas pipeline that is being installed.* Why it’s being installed along a road that effectively connects Bigtown to some scattered housing and a few sheep, I leave to the pipeline experts.
Passing places are a step up for this road – they don’t really do formal passing places around here even on the narrowest single track roads. Most drivers either pull in at a handy gateway, mount the verge, or just breathe in a bit when they encounter an oncoming vehicle. It helps to know which roads have ditches along them and which don’t …
They also seem to have their sign upside down, if you think about it.
* I probably should have known this as, between my responsibilities as community council secretary and chief nuisance maker of the Bigtown Cycle Campaign, the coonsil send me their roadwork plans and closure notifications for the whole county every week. This turns out to be a remarkably effective way of keeping me in the dark about which actually relevant roads are going to be closed, while maintaining the moral high ground of having informed everyone who needs to know. If it wasn’t for the fact that this is the coonsil, I’d think it was an extremely cunning tactic of theirs.