And the M4 is not well known for 'behaving'. I see the M4 eastbound at a stand still at 7:30 several mornings a week as I drive along the road parallel to it.
Last week had not one but two incidents that closed the M4, for extended periods of time. This impacts all the other roads around Reading too, as anyone who lives in this area know well. Colleagues of mine were walking to work last week from Reading town centre because it was quicker than trying to drive.
I happily admit that my DD uses a bus (public transport) to get to school, but if push came to shove, she could walk it in 35mins. It means it doesn't matter what she wants to do after school, whether it is to going into town to get stuff she needs for school, after school activities, I know she has transport home. If for any reason that transport fails (and it hasn't yet in 3 years) I also know she can walk.
ETA I've just seen this on the local news. M4 closures. Again.http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/readin ... -Read-main