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Eeyore Aug 31st 2007 2:30 pm

So what are your Salik experiences now?
 
Obviously the kids are still off school, but a friend who lives near Lamcy and commutes to Media City every day says that after the initial drop-off in cars on SZR, things are now back to pre-Salik levels.

Is anyone else finding this? Certainly, in London traffic levels are back up to more-or-less what they were before the introduction of the congestion charge... the only difference is that the charge has gone up while the area it covers has been expanded.

Hmmm... charge gone up... charging zone expanded. Hmmm... :D

oktoberon Aug 31st 2007 2:39 pm

Re: So what are your Salik experiences now?
 

Originally Posted by GarethR (Post 5256775)
Obviously the kids are still off school, but a friend who lives near Lamcy and commutes to Media City every day says that after the initial drop-off in cars on SZR, things are now back to pre-Salik levels.

Is anyone else finding this? Certainly, in London traffic levels are back up to more-or-less what they were before the introduction of the congestion charge... the only difference is that the charge has gone up while the area it covers has been expanded.

Hmmm... charge gone up... charging zone expanded. Hmmm... :D

Yep, from Trade Centre to 2nd Interchange:( Is now just as it was pre-salik Should imagine next week will even worse

Cham128 Aug 31st 2007 3:17 pm

Re: So what are your Salik experiences now?
 

Originally Posted by GarethR (Post 5256775)
Obviously the kids are still off school, but a friend who lives near Lamcy and commutes to Media City every day says that after the initial drop-off in cars on SZR, things are now back to pre-Salik levels.

Is anyone else finding this? Certainly, in London traffic levels are back up to more-or-less what they were before the introduction of the congestion charge... the only difference is that the charge has gone up while the area it covers has been expanded.

Hmmm... charge gone up... charging zone expanded. Hmmm... :D

well... in london there was a bit of fiddling going on... bendy buses were introduced along with bus lanes etc... then the congestion charge... so the 30% drop in congestion they keep toting around doesn't even bring it down to the level it was at before the bendy buses were introduced...

we had TFL in one day as there's a bendy bus waiting point outside of our factory and it was blocking the trucks from entering or leaving the premises... they even confirmed that bendy buses were introduced to cause congestion!

the only way of stopping the congestion is to give people a cheap and easier alternative to a car... that's not going to happen in dubai as it's too hot... in london I drive to work because it costs me more to take the train in a day that it does to drive a whole week... where's the logic?

mythic Aug 31st 2007 3:20 pm

Re: So what are your Salik experiences now?
 

Originally Posted by Cham128 (Post 5256982)
well... in london there was a bit of fiddling going on... bendy buses were introduced along with bus lanes etc... then the congestion charge... so the 30% drop in congestion they keep toting around doesn't even bring it down to the level it was at before the bendy buses were introduced...

we had TFL in one day as there's a bendy bus waiting point outside of our factory and it was blocking the trucks from entering or leaving the premises... they even confirmed that bendy buses were introduced to cause congestion!

the only way of stopping the congestion is to give people a cheap and easier alternative to a car... that's not going to happen in dubai as it's too hot... in london I drive to work because it costs me more to take the train in a day that it does to drive a whole week... where's the logic?

and there is no buses at 3 am to take you to work, and at night to take you home,

Blue Cat Sep 1st 2007 11:48 am

Re: So what are your Salik experiences now?
 

Originally Posted by GarethR (Post 5256775)
Obviously the kids are still off school, but a friend who lives near Lamcy and commutes to Media City every day says that after the initial drop-off in cars on SZR, things are now back to pre-Salik levels.

Is anyone else finding this? Certainly, in London traffic levels are back up to more-or-less what they were before the introduction of the congestion charge... the only difference is that the charge has gone up while the area it covers has been expanded.

Hmmm... charge gone up... charging zone expanded. Hmmm... :D

Bloody awful Gareth, 40 mins to get from Lulu to my place, ended up driving off road and coming through the cement factory :(

Confucius Sep 1st 2007 2:19 pm

Re: So what are your Salik experiences now?
 

Originally Posted by GarethR (Post 5256775)
Obviously the kids are still off school, but a friend who lives near Lamcy and commutes to Media City every day says that after the initial drop-off in cars on SZR, things are now back to pre-Salik levels.

Is anyone else finding this? Certainly, in London traffic levels are back up to more-or-less what they were before the introduction of the congestion charge... the only difference is that the charge has gone up while the area it covers has been expanded.

Hmmm... charge gone up... charging zone expanded. Hmmm... :D

It still takes me forever going from A to B...

beebee Sep 1st 2007 2:28 pm

Re: So what are your Salik experiences now?
 

Originally Posted by Confucius (Post 5260387)
It still takes me forever going from A to B...

So who is A then..???

Confucius Sep 1st 2007 2:30 pm

Re: So what are your Salik experiences now?
 

Originally Posted by beebee (Post 5260417)
So who is A then..???

Adam...

beebee Sep 1st 2007 2:32 pm

Re: So what are your Salik experiences now?
 

Originally Posted by Confucius (Post 5260426)
Adam...

always knew you had a thing for the boys...

Confucius Sep 1st 2007 2:35 pm

Re: So what are your Salik experiences now?
 

Originally Posted by beebee (Post 5260441)
always knew you had a thing for the boys...

He's a man now...

beebee Sep 1st 2007 2:45 pm

Re: So what are your Salik experiences now?
 

Originally Posted by Confucius (Post 5260453)
He's a man now...

mine is 19

Confucius Sep 1st 2007 2:46 pm

Re: So what are your Salik experiences now?
 

Originally Posted by beebee (Post 5260480)
mine is 19

That's just a number...You can't quantify experience...

Madam Medusa Sep 1st 2007 3:18 pm

Re: So what are your Salik experiences now?
 
i've got this mad thing with salik where they have to check manually whether i've been through a toll or not, cos they buggered it up before the launch and didn't get the instructions right for my car. Now how many thousands must be in the same position...so how the hell is that going to work...?!!

MM, xx

Confucius Sep 1st 2007 3:25 pm

Re: So what are your Salik experiences now?
 

Originally Posted by Madam Medusa (Post 5260569)
i've got this mad thing with salik where they have to check manually whether i've been through a toll or not, cos they buggered it up before the launch and didn't get the instructions right for my car. Now how many thousands must be in the same position...so how the hell is that going to work...?!!

MM, xx

Either buy a new tag,or a new car...Whichever is cheaper...

Madam Medusa Sep 1st 2007 3:26 pm

Re: So what are your Salik experiences now?
 

Originally Posted by Confucius (Post 5260592)
Either buy a new tag,or a new car...Whichever is cheaper...

no, i'm quite happy being special...

MM, xx


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