qwerty wrote:Better places for a garden bridge: e.g. regeneration in Vauxhall-Pimlico, Bermondsey-Wapping, Greenwich-Canary Wharf or bridging Battersea to Kensington
DavidS wrote:qwerty wrote:Better places for a garden bridge: e.g. regeneration in Vauxhall-Pimlico, Bermondsey-Wapping, Greenwich-Canary Wharf or bridging Battersea to Kensington
All better places for a bridge and I think a cycle bridge to Canary Wharf would be an asset to many. However I think that the height of the bridge is the limiting factor for these proposals. The Queen Elizabeth II Bridge is raised quite high allowing for taller ships to pass through - a bridge at such a height between Greenwich and Canary Wharf would be out of place, and a raising mechanism like Tower Bridge or a lock would be prohibitively expensive. The only place I can see a "sky cycle bridge" working is from North Greenwich with a long, shallow ramp leading down onto Millennium Way, but I think the length of ramp and disruption to the surroundings would be prohibitive as well.
Thebunhouse wrote:I guess you failed the Knowledge, TTT, and have lost your A to Z and don't take part at Orienteering.
Please explain, for this SE1'er, how you get from Temple Gardens to Bloomsbury. How would get to Kings Cross from the OXO Tower? How would you get from Kings College Stamford Street to Russel Square?
As most commuters coming from south London and working north of the river arrive at Waterloo, Blackfriars or London Bridge and Canon Street main line stations or Waterloo, Southwark and London Bridge tube stations, or bus routes on Blackfriars Road and Waterloo Road, Southwark Bridge Road and Borough High Street perhaps you can tell me how a bridge at Gabriels Wharf helps them.
A bridge every 10 meter(sic) works for Paris. Really?
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