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by vbsydenham
8 Aug 2017 16:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Roadworks Crystal Palace/Fountain Drive/Westwood Hill
Replies: 27
Views: 12315

Re: Roadworks Crystal Palace/Fountain Drive/Westwood Hill

It's well intentioned. I have some sympathy with the people trying to get stuff like this built. One of the problems is British traffic regulations just don't exist yet to properly build the type of scheme pictured earlier in the thread. So that design is still on a test bed in Bedford somewhere whi...
by vbsydenham
8 Aug 2017 15:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Deliveroo
Replies: 13
Views: 7163

Re: Deliveroo

These things should definitely be encouraged. But as mentioned upthread, services like Uber Eats and Deliveroo bring real ethical concerns with they way they treat their "employees". Perhaps we could divert some energy to enabling consumers to easily get to and from the High St by low tech...
by vbsydenham
8 Aug 2017 14:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Roadworks Crystal Palace/Fountain Drive/Westwood Hill
Replies: 27
Views: 12315

Re: Roadworks Crystal Palace/Fountain Drive/Westwood Hill

I just hope no one is tempted to do something stupid as a result. And I will be sure to be doing it by car when dark. If they couldn't get cyclists to agree why didn't they just do nothing? Doing nothing not an option when there is Quietway money to be grabbed. Doing something actually good also no...
by vbsydenham
8 Aug 2017 14:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Roadworks Crystal Palace/Fountain Drive/Westwood Hill
Replies: 27
Views: 12315

Re: Roadworks Crystal Palace/Fountain Drive/Westwood Hill

Nope that's the absolute opposite* of a 'Dutch' roundabout As is what they are building on the parade: http://www.2.southwark.gov.uk/downloads/download/4008/crystal_palace_parade The angles at the crossing points are wrong and there is ambiguous priority throughout. I'm assuming no actual cyclists ...
by vbsydenham
8 Aug 2017 07:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Roadworks Crystal Palace/Fountain Drive/Westwood Hill
Replies: 27
Views: 12315

Re: Roadworks Crystal Palace/Fountain Drive/Sydenham Hill

If you drive a car in London and you are concerned about pollution there are far more effective things you can do than write to the council complaining about roadworks for a cycle scheme...
by vbsydenham
7 Aug 2017 15:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Roadworks Crystal Palace/Fountain Drive/Westwood Hill
Replies: 27
Views: 12315

Re: Roadworks Crystal Palace/Fountain Drive/Sydenham Hill

So day one of the above I expect to see chaos there and the usual complaints here. But we have to start from somewhere if we are ever to see Crystal Palace Parade become other than an irritating car park at peak times and a race track at others. Rome wasn't built in a day. But how many months to bu...
by vbsydenham
7 Aug 2017 12:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Roadworks Crystal Palace/Fountain Drive/Westwood Hill
Replies: 27
Views: 12315

Re: Roadworks Crystal Palace/Fountain Drive/Sydenham Hill

Cycles are not crossing the carriageway at the correct angle all the way around, presumably in an effort to save space. Also, if I remember the designs correctly, there is clear room for confusion around priority at crossing points. Meaning motors won't be required to yield to bikes, so remaining on...
by vbsydenham
7 Aug 2017 12:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Roadworks Crystal Palace/Fountain Drive/Westwood Hill
Replies: 27
Views: 12315

Re: Roadworks Crystal Palace/Fountain Drive/Sydenham Hill

Unfortunately what we're getting up there is a very botched implementation of a Dutch style roundabout. So it will be bad for people in cars, on bikes and on foot. Missed opportunity.
by vbsydenham
2 Aug 2017 16:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cycling Weekend Road Closures
Replies: 12
Views: 6981

Re: Cycling Weekend Road Closures

It's a pity that you were one of a very small number of people negatively affected by the event. Perils of living in a large city I'm afraid. Hopefully next year you won't have any unfortunately timed cross town visits to make and can just choose to go out and enjoy the occasion, or ignore it entire...
by vbsydenham
1 Aug 2017 16:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Liveable Neighbourhood for SE26 and SE23
Replies: 8
Views: 5424

Re: Liveable Neighbourhood for SE26 and SE23

Given the unacceptable volume of through motor traffic and total absence of cycling infrastructure, maybe some changes to the roads in and around the High St? Wouldn't be very expensive to close it to through traffic (a few bollards), and it could promote links to cycling routes elsewhere in the Bor...
by vbsydenham
18 Jul 2017 07:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 20 mph speed limits
Replies: 60
Views: 37989

Re: 20 mph speed limits

Manwithaview1 wrote: persecution of motorists
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Thanks for that MWAV, needed a good chuckle this morning.

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by vbsydenham
12 Jul 2017 14:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 20 mph speed limits
Replies: 60
Views: 37989

Re: 20 mph speed limits

I know, I've experienced it. Not an excuse for speeding up and/or increasing the speed limit 8)
by vbsydenham
12 Jul 2017 06:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 20 mph speed limits
Replies: 60
Views: 37989

Re: 20 mph speed limits

Sounds like you need to go back to driver training gillyjp
by vbsydenham
4 Jul 2017 15:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 20 mph speed limits
Replies: 60
Views: 37989

Re: 20 mph speed limits

On roads such as Kent House Rd where the limit changes from 30 to 20 half way along, most vehicles take no notice, and continue to belt along at 30+ !!! Kent House Rd is a great example of design failure. At one end it is so wide with so much wasted space. And at the other end it is full of pinch p...
by vbsydenham
4 Jul 2017 15:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 20 mph speed limits
Replies: 60
Views: 37989

Re: 20 mph speed limits

It all seems an interesting direction for traffic policing! Extending the logic, does it mean if they actually wanted to achieve the 20mph speeds they should set the limits at 10mph? Not sure that is extending the logic - But this is not a novel approach. We (including the authorities) all know tha...
by vbsydenham
4 Jul 2017 07:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 20 mph speed limits
Replies: 60
Views: 37989

Re: 20 mph speed limits

A far more pertinent question bensonby would be what is the difference in the observed average speed following the 20mph zones.

The absence of ticketing does not necessarily mean an absence of impact.
by vbsydenham
3 Jul 2017 16:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 20 mph speed limits
Replies: 60
Views: 37989

Re: 20 mph speed limits

I've participated in some community speed monitoring with the Met and we always ended up sending letters to those travelling at 25 or above. So I suspect that's a general rule for enforcement. The aim of 20mph zones isn't really to get everyone driving at 20, they are designed to lower the average s...
by vbsydenham
11 May 2017 13:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Wish list for Sydenham
Replies: 18
Views: 8473

Re: Wish list for Sydenham

Just ban through traffic from Kent Road to North of the railway bridge - Our problem is now Penge and Forest Hill's problem.
by vbsydenham
13 Apr 2017 08:25
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Proposed new SE26.life forum
Replies: 45
Views: 47194

Re: Proposed new SE26.life forum

This all makes for quite depressing reading - I can categorically say that, based on this thread, I don't want anything to do with an SE26.life or any sort of joint effort between those above and STF.