Author Topic: Dealing with congestion  (Read 5166 times)

quixoticgeek

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Re: Dealing with congestion
« Reply #75 on: February 10, 2019, 11:59:25 pm »

No one would have paid any attention to it before but now half of yacf will be searching for it.

Good if you work it out, do send me a postcard :p

J
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Kim

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Re: Dealing with congestion
« Reply #76 on: February 11, 2019, 12:02:42 am »
Do we have a geoguessr thread?
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Dealing with congestion
« Reply #77 on: February 11, 2019, 12:33:13 am »
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quixoticgeek

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Re: Dealing with congestion
« Reply #78 on: February 11, 2019, 11:04:54 am »

Double whammy of shit parking today!



The BMW is across 2 marked bays, and the bike. Just wow.

The bike looks like it's one from Swapfiets.

Now what's the Dutch for "you park like an arsehole"...

J
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Re: Dealing with congestion
« Reply #79 on: February 11, 2019, 11:15:10 am »
Je parkeert als een klootzak.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Dealing with congestion
« Reply #80 on: February 11, 2019, 11:20:40 am »

You forgot to obliterate those distinctive wall and trestle (railway relic) structures, we'll all be geoguessing your location now.  ::-)
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Dealing with congestion
« Reply #81 on: February 11, 2019, 11:22:00 am »
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Solution here is surely to remodel the street so that area of pavement is accessed by a slope instead of/as well as steps. But in the meantime, no, people shouldn't be parking bikes (or cars or shopping trolleys) there.

Yes, but that would be a complicated situation, as the land between the building and the railing is owned by the building, where as the pavement is owned by the Gemente (city council).

The lamp post could be moved back 2 tiles, or forward 2 tiles, then there is enough space.

The thing that just boggles the mind is how anyone thought it was ok in the first place. It's just crazy.

J
There's another wide issue here of space that appears to be public but is privately owned.
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Jaded

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Re: Dealing with congestion
« Reply #83 on: February 12, 2019, 11:03:23 pm »

You forgot to obliterate those distinctive wall and trestle (railway relic) structures, we'll all be geoguessing your location now.  ::-)

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quixoticgeek

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Re: Dealing with congestion
« Reply #84 on: February 12, 2019, 11:28:30 pm »
It it in Foreign Place?

That would depend on where you are...

J
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Jaded

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Re: Dealing with congestion
« Reply #85 on: February 12, 2019, 11:34:04 pm »
 ;D

Soon, everywhere will be Foreign Place.  :'(
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quixoticgeek

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Re: Dealing with congestion
« Reply #86 on: February 28, 2019, 05:04:37 pm »

Just had an email from the Gemente (City council), they agree the lamp post is in a poor position and will move (or is it remove, my Dutch is not so good), they reckon it will be at least 50 days before it happens.

Oh, and swapfiets called the person renting the bike who moved it within 24 hours, (or swapfiets came and collected it, not sure).

I honestly expected the Gemente to say "meh, go away", esp as I filled in the form in English. I'm impressed!

J
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Dealing with congestion
« Reply #87 on: March 01, 2019, 08:34:02 pm »
Wow zoinks! I'm not about to start contacting the city council here in Dutch!
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Kim

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Re: Dealing with congestion
« Reply #88 on: March 01, 2019, 09:20:33 pm »
Wow zoinks! I'm not about to start contacting the city council here in Dutch!

I might try that next time they do something ridiculous in the name of cycle infrastructure...
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Dealing with congestion
« Reply #89 on: March 02, 2019, 06:39:10 pm »
Dutch would be near the top of the short list of "Western European languages you rarely hear on the streets of Bristol." You'd have far better chance in Spanish, Italian or even German.
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fd3

Re: Dealing with congestion
« Reply #90 on: March 03, 2019, 04:02:24 pm »
Wouldn't even need to be that radical. Simply ban (overnight) parking on the road. If you want a car, you need to either own or rent enough land to keep it on.
That would discriminate against the less-well-off.  Besides, especially in residential areas, parked cars are effective traffic-calming features.
Most systems to reduce traffic are: congestion charges, increased tax on cars (emission based or not), higher fuel duty - all are things that hit poorer people hardest.  Also, we've seen in London that cost-based approaches work for a short time, but then people complain about the cost but still drive.  In Paris they shut roads and turned them into pedestrian beaches, made roads one-way and the like.  I think that's the most effective approach, but we won't make any money out of it.
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