Commuting through a building site tunnel

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Wester, 30 May 2017.

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  1. Wester

    Wester Über Member

    I used to commute around the new exstension that is being built to the Westfield shopping centre in white city West London now they have opened a new tunnel which goes through the building and closed the road that I used to take around it

    I was allowed through the first few days no problem by the traffic marshalls but then they stopped and told that I cannot use the tunnel because I am wearing no helmet . Can they do this

    I never wear a helmet
     
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  2. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    How about steel caps & hi viz if it is a building site. And what is a traffic marshal?

    It's been a while since I was in London. I was hit (gently) by a car in White City. Old guy's foot slipped off the clutch and his car proceeded to try and hump me and my bike, kangaroo style round that big roundabout. What a day.
     
  3. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Poshamptonshire.
    Were they wearing helmets?

    Did they mean cycle helmet or hard hat?
     
  4. DRHysted

    DRHysted Über Member

    Location:
    New Forest
    If it is part of the site PPE might be a requirement.
     
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  5. I think it all depends to who it belongs to. If it is private, I would assume they can make the rules.
     
  6. Arjimlad

    Arjimlad Tights of Cydonia

    Location:
    South Glos
    Are they letting pedestrians through without helmets, or issuing them with helmets as they pass through ?
     
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    Wester

    Wester Über Member

    Yes they were wearing helmets I guess either a cycle helmet or a hard hat would do
     
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    Wester

    Wester Über Member

    There are no pedestrians going through as there is no pavement only a road
     
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  9. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    If they are treating it as a building site then a cycle helmet will not meet the required standards
     
  10. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Poshamptonshire.
    Is it a proper through route for the public, or just a cheeky short cut?
     
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    Wester

    Wester Über Member

    It is a official route for the public
     
  12. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Poshamptonshire.
    Then they need to buck their ideas up.
     
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  13. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    Then they have no jurisdiction. You can just ignore. They can't stop you.
    We are having similar problems with a building site near us, they are claiming ownership of our road. Putting up signs saying no access or parking. We just ignore them.
     
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    Wester

    Wester Über Member

    This morning I had a cycle helmet on and was stopped by the traffic marshall and was told that no cyclists with or without a helmet was allowed through . The tunnel is complete and the part of the building that it goes through is also complete which begs the question why are no cyclists being allowed through and cars trucks and buses are . I asked the traffic marshall why and he told me he did not know he was only doing his job and doing what his health and safety boss told him

    I WAS NOT ALLOWED THROUGH
     
  15. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    You should just ignore. As we do the traffic marshal's here who try stop us. They have no right to stop you. It's not private land or a closed road.
     
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