Aerial cycle ways for London
Why not get the traffic off the roads instead – cheaper and more beneficial?Posted 4 years ago
Dedicated cycle/pedestrian streets, curfews for vans & trucks that need to deliver – eg no commercial vehicles between 0800-1000 and then 1600 – 1800.
Deliveries only after 1900.
No HGVs in the centre, build transfer stations where goods can be decanted into smaller vehicles.
There will be exceptions where construction materials are required in the city but those will be far fewer than retail deliveries etc.
Much bigger thinking needed and we need to remove the dependency on the cars in the urban environment.
Heaven forbid, it may need an integrated transport policy – John Prescott to the forum please:
nice idea but paying to use it for each cycle ride
starts to make cycling the not so cheap option
Im reading 2000AD low life at the moment………. I think ill cycle down at the bottom of the sprawl with all the other scumbags
for me it would be better to ban all cars in the centre and only have electric taxis and busesPosted 4 years agomolgripsSubscriber
Cycling is booming in London. So much so that at busy times cyclists account for a quarter of all rush hour traffic in central London.
If that keeps up, there won’t be a problem. There’ll just be cycleways all over London, with a few cars on them. They’ll have to restrict cars and lorries for safety reasons, job’s a goodun.
The rest of the article’s interesting though, about those other infrastructure projects.Posted 4 years agokimbersSubscriber
CountZero – Member
There was a brilliant programme on Beeb 4 the other night, about building schemes that were proposed, but never got built, and there were several that used elevated road systems to get the cars away from pedestrians.
I thought they were daft!, they were infact running above housesPosted 4 years ago
and as someone who live near the elevated part of the M4 I can assure you its not that nice (also helps disperse pollutants?CountZeroMember
I thought they were daft!, they were infact running above houses
and as someone who live near the elevated part of the M4 I can assure you its not that nice (also helps disperse pollutants?
Oh yeah, completely mad, but at least the designers were trying to think about the issues of car ownership, and vehicular access to cities, and that at a time when private car ownership was very much lower than now, so they were pretty prescient.Posted 4 years ago
Loved the Victorian structures, a bugger keeping the pigeons off all those decorative bits, though. 😀
And having driven over the M4 elevated on many occasions, I feel your pain.
Still, nice views of Wembly stadium, and the Audi West showroom. 😉
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