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Jai
Thursday 12 September 2002 9.15pm
glad I've got that lesson in morality and responsibility.



Varkenslachter
JE
Friday 13 September 2002 12.08pm
Paul T.

'Road Pricing is market forces.'

Agreed.

But, we don't have road pricing with Ken's scheme. What we have is a completely arbitrary 'solution' which makes some bits of road much more expensive than the rest (which are free) and so lots of the traffic will be forced down the free roads, whilst leaving the expensive roads emptier.

I think it would be marvellous if there were a computer which priced different roads at different rates according to traffic, time of day, weather, etc. etc.. Instead we will have an arbitrary, no-go traffic free city of London, and chaos round the edges.

It was Westminster council, that well known bunch of socialists who took Ken to court. Not Southwark!

By the way, John Criddle, you're a bit sharp there! Think of all the advantages of cars and other vehicles. How else would you get your French beans (from Kenya) in the supermarket in the middle of winter, without a rep going to the supermarket head quarters in his Cavalier... etc.
Friday 13 September 2002 6.53pm
don't believe french beans should come from kenya
walk to b-market for the best food in london
(but extend your mortgage first)
Monday 23 September 2002 9.53am
Biscuit Boy wrote:

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...also I think the government should somehow encourage businesses to provide bike storage and more importantly SHOWERS for people who cycle in.
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As far as I'm aware they do to some degree. Tax exemption for work place cycle parking and associated facilities. Also the government recently upped the tax relief for using a push-bike on company business. It's now about 20p per mile.

This doesn't go far enough but it's a start.

Slightly off topic. Sorry.
Tuesday 8 October 2002 6.48pm
So, I hope you all visited and had your say at the exhibition / consultation on saturday, would hate it if you missed your chance.
Tuesday 8 October 2002 10.54pm
Actually there will be more traffic at the Elephant and Bricklayers Arms as cars find they cannot take the usual side roads. And while they (presumably the GLA TRaffic authority) are busy narrowing the roads at these junctions so that fewer vehicles can get past) why can't they put some dedicated cycle routes in, so that old ladies on simple bikes can venture across these junctions. Previously, only someone with suicidal intent would take a bike round the Bricklayers Arms roundabout.
Thursday 10 October 2002 11.11am
Actually there is a dedicated cycle route round the Elephant. See the free map which you can get from TfL. It even has its own traffic lights where it crosses Newington Causeway.

Paul
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