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JasonM
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JasonM
   Old Thread  #316 6 Sept 2023 at 6.26pm    Login    Register
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Looks like the public are using the councils status as a poor excuse for violence

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1810077/Birmingham-traffic-warden-horrific-moment
Tinhead
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Tinhead
   Old Thread  #315 6 Sept 2023 at 6.03pm    Login    Register
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Birmingham has just been declared bankrupt so they will need to get in as many fines as possible
JasonM
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JasonM
   Old Thread  #314 6 Sept 2023 at 5.56pm    Login    Register
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I note Birmingham has one though will it be classed as an essential service ?
Tinhead
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Tinhead
   Old Thread  #313 5 Sept 2023 at 9.09am    Login    Register
Newcastle LTN
Warrington

troutybrown
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   Old Thread  #312 9 Aug 2023 at 2.13pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #310
Tinhead
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Tinhead
   Old Thread  #311 9 Aug 2023 at 12.45pm    Login    Register
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It's not just main roads.
These blocks displace traffic from one residential road to another, roads like mine.
I don't see it as a coincidence that the blocked roads are the ones where ex Mps, tfl officials, council officials and well off backers of local pressure groups live.
mal
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mal
   Old Thread  #310 9 Aug 2023 at 12.20pm  1  Login    Register
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Tinheads not done your street yet...

troutybrown
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   Old Thread  #309 9 Aug 2023 at 10.50am    Login    Register
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I live in South London and had no fliers about this.
TCarper
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   Old Thread  #308 9 Aug 2023 at 8.05am    Login    Register
First, there came the flower beds blocking up cut through streets. Directing all traffic onto the main roads. We all wondered what on earth they were up too. They said it was to calm traffic in residential streets, but all it did was create more backlogs, absolute carnage & chaos.

Now the real reasons are becoming clear for the flower beds and road blockages over the past few years. This only happens on 'cut throughs'. The cameras are all going on the main roads. They want to stop anyone from being able to pop to the shops, or drop the kids to school.... WITHOUT being seen by one of the cameras.

Everything has seemingly been gearing up to this.

I really do not think they understand the backlash that all this is going to cause. We are getting fliers through the door quite often now in South London. The cameras are just going to get smashed to bits. No one is hiding the fact either.

Global warming. The reason for everything, being shoved down our throats on a monumental scale right now. I watched an amazing video yesterday. It's now 3 degrees cooler than when the Vikings were on these shores. It's 5 degrees cooler than when the bible was written. It's not warming up, it's actually cooling down.
mal
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mal
   Old Thread  #307 4 Aug 2023 at 11.16am    Login    Register
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It wasn't meant as an insult - sorry if it came across that way.

On the school zone issue. Id like to see them widened. Ive seen enough kids hit by cars and injured - some life changing - to last me thankyou. But that just my anecdotal experience I guess...

You're right that for some it's necessary. And for many others it's very much not. And those that sit outside the school with kid and parent in the car heads stuck in mobike phones until the last minute with the bloody engine running....
Tinhead
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Tinhead
   Old Thread  #306 2 Aug 2023 at 5.06pm  1  Login    Register
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I agree with that, especially parents that drop the kids off and go back home to watch TV.
However for some working parents with young kids the only way they can make things work is drop them off as they go to work.
Beyonce
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   Old Thread  #305 2 Aug 2023 at 2.37pm    Login    Register
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The school street thing is fine to try and stop the carnage of mums directly outside the school. It’s no incentive to leave the car at home and has no affect on the unnecessary additional congestion caused 8.30-9.30 and 3-4pm across the whole city. Kids do not need to be chauffeur driven to school in London. The public transport system is more than adequate for the school run and the kids might actually learn something about how the city works if they’re out and about in it every day.
Tinhead
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Tinhead
   Old Thread  #304 2 Aug 2023 at 2.10pm    Login    Register
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The school drop off thing is being managed by school streets
"A School Street is a road outside a school with a temporary restriction on motorised traffic at school drop-off and pick-up times"

They are a good idea if they are properly managed but some of the ones around here are badly designed.
They often move the problem by parents parking in the next street along.
Around here they don't put in enough advanced warning signs, just a sign where the restriction starts so there's not enough time to read it, and if you can then there's not room to do a 3 point turn so putting pupils at risk.
That might make me sound like I'm against them, I'm not, it's just my council has a poor reputation on traffic schemes that they don't enforce properly
I had to take them to a tribunal once.

LINK
Beyonce
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   Old Thread  #303 2 Aug 2023 at 11.18am    Login    Register
I've lived in Zone 2 for the last 15 years. If I drive to the office it's about 8 miles and takes around an hour each way. Sh**, but you get used to it and I tear through podcasts and audio books. Our vans are always ULEZ compliant and by the end of the year we will be mostly full electric.

I hate the daft LTNs as much as the next guy, but actually agree with the theory of CC and ULEZ. Honest question. What other reasonable solutions are there to congestion and pollution in residential areas in central London?

The obvious one for me is ban school run drop off/pick up in a car (including taxi/uber) unless the parent or child has a disability that requires it. The difference in traffic across the city in school holiday time is huge. (also possibly due to people leaving town for holiday).
duggs
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   Old Thread  #302 2 Aug 2023 at 10.33am    Login    Register
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I agree with you Bob, the amount of times I'll be a five minute walk from a job, but have to sit in traffic for another half an hour to get there beggars belief. ULEZ is a money grab, and ltns make life worse for everyone outside of them.
I've always hated driving in Central London, preferring to tube or cycle, but I can only do that once I've got all my kit there.

The way it's going tho it won't be long before I'm putting my tool kit on a pallet and posting it between jobs!
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