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Super cycle lanes- a waste of 23million

Old Jul 20th 2010, 4:29 pm
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Default Super cycle lanes- a waste of 23million

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-10648330

One for our cycling enthusiasts, possibly Boris making well a Boris, seems like 23million has been wasted on uninforced posh cycle lanes.

I've not heard much of Boris since he's been Major and I hated Ken, any idea if hes been ballsing it up?
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Old Jul 20th 2010, 7:39 pm
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well he's probably still ROTFL-ing after tricking people with his no-more-CC-promise.
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Old Jul 20th 2010, 8:12 pm
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Default Re: Super cycle lanes- a waste of 23million

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well he's probably still ROTFL-ing after tricking people with his no-more-CC-promise.
was that post some sort of code?
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Old Jul 21st 2010, 2:47 am
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Default Re: Super cycle lanes- a waste of 23million

i guess it may be preceived as a waste of money if its totally underused..are they?
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Default Re: Super cycle lanes- a waste of 23million

I'd say its a waste of money if they aren't enforced. Driving in London you'll go in any lane you can unless you're going to get fined so not quite sure of the point. I always wanted to cycle round London but was terrifeid of getting squished by black cabs and lorries so this wouldn't encourage me its any safer.
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Default Re: Super cycle lanes- a waste of 23million

Originally Posted by kittycat1 View Post
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-10648330

One for our cycling enthusiasts, possibly Boris making well a Boris, seems like 23million has been wasted on uninforced posh cycle lanes.

I've not heard much of Boris since he's been Major and I hated Ken, any idea if hes been ballsing it up?




Seems he has been living up to his Bonkin' Boris nickname and some lady got a paternity suit pending???
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Default Re: Super cycle lanes- a waste of 23million

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was that post some sort of code?
Think he means Congestion Charge, mate....
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Old Jul 23rd 2010, 5:29 am
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Default Re: Super cycle lanes- a waste of 23million

A whole bunch of fools voted on the basis of one issue and one issue only: anti CC.

Like I said all along- it was a con. The CC contract isn't up for renegotiation every time the mayor changes.

If the cycling mega-lane laws aren't enforced, it's a waste.
So we should scrap them?


If the anti-rape laws aren't enforced, they're a waste.
Judging by the statistics, the anti-rape laws are all-too-often disregarded. It's a disgusting state of affairs.
So we should scrap those laws?
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sevenseas- no but they they fine you if you travel in a buslane so why not if you drive in a cycle lane?
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They are fine if you travel in a bus lane=?


Cyclists are allowed in bus lanes,
So why aren't motorists allowed to drive in bicycle lanes?
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Old Jul 23rd 2010, 11:35 pm
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motorists are only allowed in certain bus lanes at certain times in London otherwise you get a big fat fine. The whole red route thang.

If I was a cyclist in London I wouldn't want to ride in a bus lane- the bus drivers overtake with mm to spare!
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I know- it's amazing and scary at the same time.

All this is because cities were planned with cars/petrol consumption in mind.

Not people, not community, not life.
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London was designed back when your vehicle's horsepower was measued in actual horses...

I didn't mind cycling in bus lanes in London, but you have to ride at least 2m from the kerb for it to be safe.
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