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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again
Posted by: Paul Pryce
Date/Time: 08/03/15 09:34:00

When people become either dogmatically pro-bus or pro-car these discussions start to become sterile and rather pointless.

Two points need to be accepted by everyone: firstly the London bus network is a key part of our transport infrastructure particularly for those on lower incomes and bus lanes are critical in ensuring it operates efficiently. Secondly, given that the Chiswick Bridge closure was well-publicised the majority of people stuck in the traffic yesterday and who will be stuck today probably had a good reason to be on the road and no reasonable alternative.

Andrew O'Sullivan seems to have made some constructive suggestions but I think we should remember that intra-agency rivalry probably precludes any serious consideration being given to measure that might reduce the disruption caused by the closure of Chiswick Bridge.

It is TfL that have closed the bridge but Chiswick High Road is the responsibility of Hounslow Council. There is probably some provision for signage to be funded by TfL on Hounslow's roads but there is unlikely to be any compensation given for revenue lost if the bus lanes were closed.

Frustrated drivers will be nipping into the bus lanes all day making this weekend a bonanza for Hounslow. It is therefore very unlikely that they would pursue proposals for temporary suspensions even if they could be shown to generally improve the flow of traffic.


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Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 11:32:00 Andy Pease
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      Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 12:41:00 James Robinson
         Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 12:58:00 Samia Mirza
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 14:00:00 Andy Pease
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 14:37:00 Vanessa Smith
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 17:08:00 Julian Pavey
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 18:08:00 Andy Pease
   Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 17:04:00 Thomas Barry
      Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 17:19:00 Andy Pease
         Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again08/03/15 14:09:00 Paul James
      Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 18:13:00 Loraine Pemberton
         Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again08/03/15 08:45:00 Thomas Barry
   Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 17:57:00 Derek Hill
   Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 18:45:00 Shaun Joynson
      Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 19:07:00 Jeni Evans
         Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 19:17:00 Andy Pease
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 21:35:00 Jeni Evans
         Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 19:25:00 Loraine Pemberton
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 20:06:00 James Robinson
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 20:36:00 Andy Pease
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again08/03/15 08:27:00 James Robinson
               Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 20:41:00 Ian Wylie
                  Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 20:57:00 Derek Hill
                     Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again (Photos)07/03/15 22:00:00 Ian Wylie
                        Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again (Photos)08/03/15 08:03:00 Andy Pease
                           Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again (Photos)08/03/15 11:31:00 Carl Wynne
                  Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 22:46:00 Sarah Benson
                     Would opening bus lanes make any difference?08/03/15 08:46:00 Andrew OSullivan
                  District Line/Boat Race/Network Rail/TfL08/03/15 09:12:00 Thomas Barry
                     Re:District Line/Boat Race/Network Rail/TfL08/03/15 10:14:00 Madeleine Hazard
                        Hazard warning09/03/15 15:08:00 Thomas Barry
                           Re:Hazard warning09/03/15 15:27:00 Richard Greenhough
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again08/03/15 08:56:00 Thomas Barry
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again08/03/15 09:34:00 Paul Pryce
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again08/03/15 09:54:00 Andy Pease
                     Re:Once in a lifetime08/03/15 10:27:00 Russell Pearson
                        Re:Once in a lifetime08/03/15 10:41:00 Ian Wylie
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again08/03/15 10:30:00 Loraine Pemberton
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again09/03/15 08:48:00 Colin Jordan
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again09/03/15 09:09:00 Michael Robinson
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again09/03/15 16:25:00 Adam Beamish
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again09/03/15 16:43:00 Andy Pease
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again09/03/15 17:17:00 Paul Corcoran
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again09/03/15 17:40:00 Thomas Barry
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again09/03/15 19:56:00 Francis Rowe
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again09/03/15 18:42:00 Adam Beamish
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again09/03/15 19:05:00 Richard Greenhough
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again09/03/15 19:36:00 Karen Foster
                                       Would opening bus lanes make any difference? (2)10/03/15 09:13:00 Andrew OSullivan
                                          Re:Would opening bus lanes make any difference? (2)10/03/15 09:50:00 Andy Pease
                                             Re:Re:Would opening bus lanes make any difference? (2)10/03/15 12:27:00 Paul Corcoran
                                                Re:Re:Re:Would opening bus lanes make any difference? (2)10/03/15 23:04:00 Chris Calvi-Freeman
                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Would opening bus lanes make any difference? (2)11/03/15 09:36:00 Andrew OSullivan
                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Would opening bus lanes make any difference? (2)11/03/15 09:45:00 Chris Calvi-Freeman

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