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spen666

Re: Amazing plans for Highway 2012
« Reply #1 on: 16 August, 2009, 07:01:47 pm »
Can't see anything remotely interesting about this apartfrom they intend to remove unused road signs.

What benefit is there to us as cyclists?


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Re: Amazing plans for Highway 2012
« Reply #2 on: 16 August, 2009, 07:08:59 pm »

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Re: Amazing plans for Highway 2012
« Reply #3 on: 16 August, 2009, 07:09:23 pm »

Re: Amazing plans for Highway 2012
« Reply #4 on: 16 August, 2009, 07:13:57 pm »


That looks a lot like the Boulevard de Clichy in Paris, minus the sex shops and peep shows.

Mrs Z and I had lunch sitting next to a fountain there.  It was wonderfully seedy.
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Re: Amazing plans for Highway 2012
« Reply #5 on: 16 August, 2009, 07:16:29 pm »
The long-term removal of the Bow Flyover.


Fluid has completed its design brief for the high street from Aldgate to Stratford (A11).

I hope it gets fully implemented because for many people in East London this will be the real visible legacy in their neighbourhoods.


 In addition it will create a true link between the City and Stratford, in particular for cyclists!

Even if Parliament Square will still be a national disgrace with its temporary security barriers, hyper clutter and narrow pavements, at least East London will look for the better in 2012.


This project does as much for regeneration as the complete Olympic Park.

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Re: Amazing plans for Highway 2012
« Reply #6 on: 16 August, 2009, 11:16:09 pm »


Is that Kraftwerk? If so, I'll go for it  :thumbsup:

Re: Amazing plans for Highway 2012
« Reply #7 on: 17 August, 2009, 10:14:38 am »
I love how architects always assume that the cars will mysteriously evaporate from their lovingly rendered streetscenes.

Anyone who knows South Kensington will love this one for example:
Exhibition Road  |  Gallery the "parking" one is my particular favourite.

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Re: Amazing plans for Highway 2012
« Reply #8 on: 17 August, 2009, 10:31:28 am »
I love how architects always assume that the cars will mysteriously evaporate from their lovingly rendered streetscenes.

Anyone who knows South Kensington will love this one for example:
Exhibition Road  |  Gallery the "parking" one is my particular favourite.


I love the plans for Exhibition Road - well done K&C for having the guts to try despite opposition from Government and the usual suspects amongst the motoring organisations!

I've seen similar schemes in use elsewhere and they work well.  And they have tended to produce reduced levels of motor traffic.  In part because drivers avoid the areas and in part because some of the journeys previously undertaken by car because other methods were considered 'unsafe' were subsequently undertaken by those other means.
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spindrift

Re: Amazing plans for Highway 2012
« Reply #9 on: 17 August, 2009, 10:38:49 am »
I'm not sure if this is one of the 'Cycling Super Highways'.

It's a grim road to cycle down, a horrible, grimy, traffic-choked gateway to The City.


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Re: Amazing plans for Highway 2012
« Reply #10 on: 17 August, 2009, 12:39:40 pm »
Anything that gets rid of flyovers is a good thing.  They're an inhuman sop to the gods of traffic flow and they degrade everything around them.
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Re: Amazing plans for Highway 2012
« Reply #11 on: 17 August, 2009, 01:02:48 pm »


I love the way how the cycle lane on the right has trees planted in the middle of it!  ;D
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Re: Amazing plans for Highway 2012
« Reply #12 on: 17 August, 2009, 02:15:53 pm »
Anything that gets rid of flyovers is a good thing.  They're an inhuman sop to the gods of traffic flow and they degrade everything around them.

+1.  Same for gyratories.
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Re: Amazing plans for Highway 2012
« Reply #13 on: 17 August, 2009, 05:07:02 pm »


So how do cars or cyclists get in and out of their lanes? How do they turn left or right? What happens if a car breaks down or otherwise has to stop?

This drawing is pure fantasy.

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Re: Amazing plans for Highway 2012
« Reply #14 on: 18 August, 2009, 11:25:12 am »
If it came to a choice between riding over the Bow flyover and negotiating the A11/A12 roundabout underneath it, I'd go for the flyover every time.  In fact, I did, for about seven years,
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Re: Amazing plans for Highway 2012
« Reply #15 on: 18 August, 2009, 01:47:03 pm »
If they remove both Col du Bow and Col du Canning Town I'll have no climbs on my commute.

I agree with the Lord Mayor, the Bow Flyover is much better than tackling the roundabout beneath it.

And those artists' impressions are pure fantasy - there's not a single pedestrian walking in the cycle lane!  ::-)
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Re: Amazing plans for Highway 2012
« Reply #16 on: 18 August, 2009, 01:53:06 pm »
I love the way how the cycle lane on the right has trees planted in the middle of it!  ;D

That's the most realistic thing about it!
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Re: Amazing plans for Highway 2012
« Reply #17 on: 18 August, 2009, 02:20:37 pm »
I love the way how the cycle lane on the right has trees planted in the middle of it!  ;D

That's the most realistic thing about it!

Except it doesn't.  The cycle path is to the side of the trees, as the marking shows.
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Re: Amazing plans for Highway 2012
« Reply #18 on: 18 August, 2009, 02:21:05 pm »
If they remove both Col du Bow and Col du Canning Town I'll have no climbs on my commute.

I agree with the Lord Mayor, the Bow Flyover is much better than tackling the roundabout beneath it.

And those artists' impressions are pure fantasy - there's not a single pedestrian walking in the cycle lane!  ::-)

Oh, how true....  ;D
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Re: Amazing plans for Highway 2012
« Reply #19 on: 18 August, 2009, 05:56:15 pm »
I love the way how the cycle lane on the right has trees planted in the middle of it!  ;D

That's the most realistic thing about it!

Except it doesn't.  The cycle path is to the side of the trees, as the marking shows.




Eh?
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Re: Amazing plans for Highway 2012
« Reply #20 on: 18 August, 2009, 05:58:22 pm »
I love the way how the cycle lane on the right has trees planted in the middle of it!  ;D

That's the most realistic thing about it!

Except it doesn't.  The cycle path is to the side of the trees, as the marking shows.




Eh?

Look at where the bike symbol is on the path.

That path simply has trees growing at the side - like a lot paths that we cycle along in the countryside.

Are you suggesting Londoners are so dim they won't realise they should cycle into the trees lining the path?
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Re: Amazing plans for Highway 2012
« Reply #21 on: 21 August, 2009, 05:18:37 pm »

Are you suggesting Londoners are so dim they won't realise they should cycle into the trees lining the path?

We're talking about Bow, remember.

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Re: Amazing plans for Highway 2012
« Reply #22 on: 21 August, 2009, 07:30:23 pm »

 

Are you suggesting Londoners are so dim they won't realise they should cycle into the trees lining the path?
I must be dim too. I never realised I should cycle into trees.  ;D

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