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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Would opening bus lanes make any difference? (2)
Posted by: Chris Calvi-Freeman
Date/Time: 10/03/15 23:04:00

Ah, a fun thread to read on my day off here in seldom-congested Wellington.

I could guess the content and thrust of just about all the posts just by reading the posters' names.  No proves for guessing which "side" I support, having been responsible for many of the CHR bus lanes and making little apology for doing so.

Even on a weekend, CHR is likely to carry more people by bus than by car.  There seems little to be gained in destroying the reliability of the bus service in these circumstances, thereby "driving" people (NPI) back into their cars.  And the bus lanes, while not pretending to be segregated cycle lanes do provide a level of comfort and encouragement for those who can and are willing to cycle, thus reducing pressure on road space.

I do get annoyed when those for whom a disability makes cycling, walking or bus use impossible, use this as an argument for the unfettered right of everyone to expect to use their cars at all times and in all circumstances without the acceptance that the roads simply won't cope.  I don't think the rights of a small number of people with disabilities should outweigh a much much larger number of public transport users to also go about their business - although I do understand the frustrations and everyday challenges faced by those with limited mobility.

As for conspiracy theories regrading parking fines and CCTV lane enforcement, I can say that in my time in Hounslow I never let the revenue issue influence my attempts to do what I considered appropriate in helping to plan for special issues such as the Hammersmith flyover closures, although a certain senior officer thankfully no longer with LBH certainly didn't help.  If there is any lack of forward planning, intervention or interagency cooperation nowadays, it's more likely to be simply the outcome of the cost-driven reduction in relevant professional resources within the council, although TfL never seems to be similarly affected.

Cheers to all

CCF


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Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 11:32:00 Andy Pease
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         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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