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   Old Thread  #75 17 Apr 2021 at 3.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #74 10 Apr 2021 at 6.07pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I've got not nothing against cyclists, even do a bit myself when the weather is nice but what's the point of cycle lanes that are hardly used when blues and two's ambulances are stuck?

Sorry can't the get the link to work, you'll have to take my word
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   Old Thread  #73 25 Mar 2021 at 7.39pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I'm expecting it to get worse where I live, just outside the South Circular. It hardly moves now and if it gets worse then it will come to a complete standstill. Maybe then the penny will drop?
I understand your cycling comments now
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   Old Thread  #72 25 Mar 2021 at 3.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ah ok, may still push a lot my way if it pushes motors out onto the circulars and others move further out to avoid that traffic.

When I say make it worse I mean specifically from the cyclists perspective, the junctions were always the point of conflict with the blue routes which the bollards don't help with, and actually make life harder in some spots. With the general poor standards of driving and people not knowing what the stick on the steering column is for you get a sense of when someone is going to turn by their road position, and I've been surprised by a few manoeuvres on routes with bollards lately. Add in the extra punishment passes I mentioned previously...
I might get used to it with a few more miles when it warms up but at the moment I'm more nervous on the roads than I have been since having two crashes in 6 weeks back in 2015
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   Old Thread  #71 25 Mar 2021 at 8.29am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No charge if you drive on the north and south circular roads, only if you turn off them and go into the zone.



in some cases they make things worse. Around this way I'd say it's the vast majority of cases
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   Old Thread  #70 25 Mar 2021 at 7.31am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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With the ulez coming in, will you have to pay the toll to drive on the n/s circular or is it once you turn off into the area between them?
If it's the former a lot more traffic will be coming my way.

I'm not a fan of the bollards, the blue routes were already good, it's at junctions that the problems happen and the bollards don't help there, in some cases they make things worse.
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   Old Thread  #69 24 Mar 2021 at 11.46pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The idea of closing roads is that the traffic is meant to 'evaporate' , it hasn't, all it does is displace it somewhere else.
I'm now seeing displaced traffic in my road, well not for the next two weeks as my residential road is closed due to electricity works, meaning our share of the traffic has gone to another road, those poor sods are really getting displaced, displaced traffic. People are leaving earlier meaning traffic now starts to become noticeable at 6.15am Mon-Fri.
I choose to live in London and so expect to share the burden of traffic and have done so all my life, I expect traffic to get progressively a little worse each year until a long term solution is found but what they are doing is madness. No joint up strategy, just local councils doing their own thing, reducing or closing road with no consideration to the residents and the knock on effect to neighbouring boroughs.
I could go on but will stop tonight but will leave it on the subject of cycle lanes. I've got nothing against well designed ones but now it comes to the point that cyclists won't use them due to the pollution from the gridlocked cars that run along side of them and that they are littered with debris because the road sweeping lorries can't do their job because of the bollards in the way!
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   Old Thread  #68 24 Mar 2021 at 9.32pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Totally respect your passion for this issue and backing it up by getting off your arse about it

Surely this leads to your house and others benefiting in a couple of years and a better environment for everyone?
Bit of pain lot of gain
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   Old Thread  #67 21 Mar 2021 at 2.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Not just London
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   Old Thread  #66 20 Mar 2021 at 12.09pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I'm more Grove Park/Mottingham area where it's slightly more leafier.. I try to stay away from central Lewisham, far too busy
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   Old Thread  #65 20 Mar 2021 at 11.41am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I thought it looked familiar, that was on my route to groin itch.
I was working 7 till 7 on that job so the traffic didn't look that bad
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   Old Thread  #64 20 Mar 2021 at 11.28am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hadn't twigged you were Lewisham Tinhead - I spend a bit of time down that way for freelance work (when we're not locked down) - Stay with my mate on Marischal Road just up from the Barbers on the corner.

You can buy me a pint when I'm next down
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   Old Thread  #63 20 Mar 2021 at 10.54am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Lewisham Hight Street in the direction of Lewisham Hospital.
Here's what it was like with the room to move over to let the ambulance get to the hospital
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   Old Thread  #62 20 Mar 2021 at 10.34am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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A sadly familiar sight

Speaking of familiar, where is that?
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   Old Thread  #61 20 Mar 2021 at 9.04am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Not where I was describing in my earlier post but this picture was taken because the driver had an ambulance behind him and no one could move over to get out of the way. Look how far ahead the traffic queue is.
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