You were younger in 2001, you didn't have children and you hadn't got a Masters in Wingeometry : ) so you didn't notice as much. A mate said to me that you notice and moan more as you get older and I think he's correct.
Maybe Lausanne wasn't on the HGV route then? Allison Road certainly had plenty of legal and illegal lorries up and down it taking several wing mirrors and damaging many cars frequently. If that system would have remained I wouldn't be in Harringay today.
Unlike yourself I do think there are things we can do to help this situation, but it is never going to be wonderful, sad fact of life if you want something that is not on offer you'll have to move to your four bedded Barratt in Bucks.
As there aren't any suggestions coming out I think we'll have to wait and see what happens after the local elections to whether a survey materialises and whether that can shed any new proposals.
I've tried to put a pint of Pride in a half pint pot, but it just dunna fit!