Saying “Harbour Road” and “Rush Hour” in the same sentence tends to bring a variety of reactions from Bermuda Motorists. Most roll their eyes or shake their head, and for good reason. It is – bar none – the WORST PART of any commute in Bermuda. How do I know this, you ask? He of Bailey’s Bay ilk for approaching 20 years? Let’s just say the living arrangements for the Family Wookie have been … erm … altered recently. I am now West of Town, which was NOT my 1st choice, that’s for sure.
Regardless, there is NO WAY IN HELL commuting down Harbour Road in either Rush Hour is going to happen to me! If I ain’t out of the rack by 6:00-6:30 and on the road, then I will literally wait until 9:30-10:00 to test the waters. It is absolute mayhem & carnage! Bikes ripping around into the other lane, stopping oncoming traffic dead; 4-Wheelers up your ass OR passing you closely enough to nudge you with the Side Mirror; then East Broadway appears … you would think there was a NASCAR event being staged!!! People changing lanes 3X, 4X times in about 100 feet, bikes at full-tilt diving in & out of gaps (forcing ALL the traffic to quickly slow down).
I am truly amazed to see all that chaos. I must be getting old & crotchety or something, cause it is shocking to behold!