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by vbsydenham
25 Sep 2017 07:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Man killed by car in Mayow Road
Replies: 9
Views: 7390

Re: Man killed by car in Mayow Road

"Man killed by driver on Mayow Road (again)"

FTFY
by vbsydenham
22 Sep 2017 08:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham too tatty for Caffe Nero
Replies: 92
Views: 49809

Re: Sydenham too tatty for Caffe Nero

I'm with you on this Rod. Sydenham has lots of nice, independent coffee shops and plenty of character. Café Nero does bad coffee and worse pastries. You should be glad they don't want to open in Sydenham.

Now if we could just do something about that road...
by vbsydenham
13 Aug 2017 09:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Roadworks Crystal Palace/Fountain Drive/Westwood Hill
Replies: 27
Views: 14021

Re: Roadworks Crystal Palace/Fountain Drive/Westwood Hill

Yes, but if you look at the designs, to go straight on you will need to pull out across the car behind you to navigate right onto the island to get onto the cycle track. i.e they've made it more awkward and dangerous than it is at the moment.
by vbsydenham
10 Aug 2017 09:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Roadworks Crystal Palace/Fountain Drive/Westwood Hill
Replies: 27
Views: 14021

Re: Roadworks Crystal Palace/Fountain Drive/Westwood Hill

Same story all over London. Although we might disagree on the correct remedy for Maple Road. If you look at the map it is blindingly obvious that it shouldn't be a through road at all.
by vbsydenham
8 Aug 2017 16:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Roadworks Crystal Palace/Fountain Drive/Westwood Hill
Replies: 27
Views: 14021

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: 7928

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: 14021

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: 14021

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: 14021

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: 14021

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: 14021

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: 14021

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: 8066

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: 6209

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: 41776

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: 41776

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: 41776

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: 41776

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: 41776

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: 41776

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.