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by vbsydenham
23 Feb 2018 10:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 20 mph speed limits
Replies: 60
Views: 42071

Re: 20 mph speed limits

TFL's own analysis shows that there are many, many KSIs every year in London where the person walking across the road is not at fault. So not only is the statement pretty appalling victim blaming, it is also just fundamentally incorrect.
by vbsydenham
22 Feb 2018 19:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham council tax rise
Replies: 5
Views: 4255

Re: Lewisham council tax rise

As far as Council Tax is concerned, you have been paying the same and getting less, because Central Government has consistently cut local government funding. So, if you want more, either the Government gives the council more or the council puts up council tax. At least Council Tax has a vague link t...
by vbsydenham
21 Feb 2018 09:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham council tax rise
Replies: 5
Views: 4255

Re: Lewisham council tax rise

Good - Long overdue
by vbsydenham
21 Feb 2018 09:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 20 mph speed limits
Replies: 60
Views: 42071

Re: 20 mph speed limits

Lawrie Park Rd shouldn't even be a thru route. Instead it is allowed to be a magnet for rat runners with no regard to those actually living in the surrounding streets. It wouldn't cost the boroughs any serious money to put a couple of bus sensitive bollards in halfway down. A Heretic writes...
by vbsydenham
20 Feb 2018 13:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 20 mph speed limits
Replies: 60
Views: 42071

Re: 20 mph speed limits

You should look up and contact Tom Kearney @comadad - He may have the info you're looking for. If not he'll certainly have already tried and have been through all the arguments why it hasn't been released (spoiler alert: Abellio will be hiding behind DPA legislation).
by vbsydenham
15 Feb 2018 11:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 20 mph speed limits
Replies: 60
Views: 42071

Re: 20 mph speed limits

Is there some common ground that we can find here? For example, do we agree that London has a problem with road safety? And do we agree that a major component of that problem is excessive speed? There is plenty of evidence to back up both of those positions. So if speed restrictions are not the answ...
by vbsydenham
14 Feb 2018 10:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 20 mph speed limits
Replies: 60
Views: 42071

Re: 20 mph speed limits

A timely study of the 20mph zone introduced in Bristol: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-43050841 There is a debate to be had about which streets and roads are appropriate as 20mph zones. And I'm definitely not in favour of a blanket approach. But on any street on which people live and w...
by vbsydenham
13 Feb 2018 14:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 20 mph speed limits
Replies: 60
Views: 42071

Re: 20 mph speed limits

I'd be interested to see your evidence, John H
by vbsydenham
2 Feb 2018 16:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New houses proposed
Replies: 31
Views: 22301

Re: New houses proposed

If you believe stuart should sell his house to solve the housing problems then you also believe that Nigel should head to Raqqa with a rifle to solve the ISIS problem.

I know the concept of Government's actually delivering services is terribly unfashionable these days but this thread :roll:
by vbsydenham
1 Feb 2018 08:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 2018 wish list
Replies: 30
Views: 27239

Re: 2018 wish list

Would you settle for a sub-Utopian start in 2018 of, say, making Sydenham Road traffic free on Summer Sundays between 10 & 6pm? Or to be more neighbourly, alternate with Penge? Tables, food and drink spilling across the road? Sounds good to me. Give people a taste of what could be and maybe the...
by vbsydenham
31 Jan 2018 08:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 2018 wish list
Replies: 30
Views: 27239

Re: 2018 wish list

Excellent. We all throw our rubbish over the fence into our neighbour's garden. To be honest Robin, I'm not being entirely serious about the impacts on FH. Obviously that would be very difficult and community objections would probably be enough to scupper any serious scheme in the real world. But i...
by vbsydenham
30 Jan 2018 17:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 2018 wish list
Replies: 30
Views: 27239

Re: 2018 wish list

Forest Hill is where the traffic is. Sorry, I should re-word that. Forest Hill is where Sydenham's through traffic should be. Have you ever tried driving along London Road or Dartmouth Road during the rush hour? Yes, it's awful. There are too many people making short journeys by car. That's why thr...
by vbsydenham
30 Jan 2018 11:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 2018 wish list
Replies: 30
Views: 27239

Re: 2018 wish list

Only the terminally lazy lose out. What's not to like? What's not to like is it remains a through road. Forest Hill is on the South Circular, that's where the traffic should be. Anything else is fiddling at the edges. There are only negative externalities for Sydenham from the through traffic, only...
by vbsydenham
30 Jan 2018 09:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 2018 wish list
Replies: 30
Views: 27239

Re: 2018 wish list

My fundamental wish would be that Sydenham Road wasn't a TFL through route. Been saying this for years. No through road except buses, access and cycles from the Greyhound roundabout to Dartmouth Rd. And no on street parking on the High St except disabled and time limited loading. Orford Rd in Walth...
by vbsydenham
27 Oct 2017 11:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What *are* they doing to Dartmouth Road?
Replies: 22
Views: 12231

Re: What *are* they doing to Dartmouth Road?

Yes, well said Stuart

There is inevitably going to be disruption when works are ongoing - But these changes are clearly for the better so people should try to be more patient.
by vbsydenham
14 Oct 2017 11:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Zanara Court
Replies: 26
Views: 23842

Re: Zanara Court

A Russian or Chinese one.
by vbsydenham
13 Oct 2017 11:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Zanara Court
Replies: 26
Views: 23842

Re: Zanara Court

£400K for a 1 bed flat in a middling town in Zone 3 borders :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

World's gone mad
by vbsydenham
6 Oct 2017 09:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham too tatty for Caffe Nero
Replies: 92
Views: 50159

Re: Sydenham too tatty for Caffe Nero

It's also unbelievably naff. Café Nero's "offer" is like a coffee shop from the late 90s. Why would you want to welcome such mediocrity to the town?
by vbsydenham
25 Sep 2017 09:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Man killed by car in Mayow Road
Replies: 9
Views: 7466

Re: Man killed by car in Mayow Road

I'm happy to go out on a limb and predict that the driver was at fault and further predict that he/she will not be charged and/or prosecuted. If I'm wrong I'll come back on here and apologise. How about "Man killed after car driven into him"? That at least brings the human involvement into...
by vbsydenham
25 Sep 2017 08:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Man killed by car in Mayow Road
Replies: 9
Views: 7466

Re: Man killed by car in Mayow Road

Stop giving inanimate objects agency. It might help to de-normalise road violence. Language is important.