London commuting.

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by ianrauk, 5 May 2016.

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  1. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

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    Count 'em...

     
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  2. KneesUp

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    It already doesn't look wide enough to cope with demand.
     
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    ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

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    Indeed. Already at some junctions it's reached critical mass.
    I lost count at 50 cyclists on that vid, and that's just in 35 second's of video.
     
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  4. moo

    moo Senior Member

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    If that was real footage there'd be a huge pile-up every morning :smile:
     
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    ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

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    I think it's a slightly different commute to what @Reiver has every morning. ^_^
     
  6. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    And I if I see up to 5 on my route into Leeds it's a busy day.
     
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    ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

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    Although living and working in London, I can say the same. My commute on a SE to north route is not a busy one at all, untill I get to very near my work of when I start to see a lot more going from east to west heading into London. Though it has gotten busier as the years have gone by. 10 years ago I was lucky to see one other cycle commuter morning or evening. Now, 5 is a good number.
     
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  8. Reiver

    Reiver Legendary Member

    Very different indeed, when I see other cyclist we wave, smile and sometimes even stop to have a chat - not even the slightest hint of such pleasantries in your vid, how very rude of all of them.
     
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    ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

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    Not my vid.
    And for my liking, far too busy for me. It would take me an age to get to work with the sheer amount of cyclists.
     
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  10. fimm

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    Are those the lanes over Vauxhall Bridge (is that the right one?) that no one is using?
     
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    ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

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    That video is of Blackfriars Bridge. But Vauxhall Bridge is just as busy.
     
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  12. Those cars were still flowing despite roadspace being taken away. Now imagine if even 1/3 of those cyclists were in cars (the rest on public transport) how much worse the congestion would be.
     
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  13. shouldbeinbed

    shouldbeinbed Rollin' along

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    20 odd seconds in, is that Michael O'Leary on a grassy knoll ;)
     
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    ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

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    Yup. A well known fact and plenty of vids on the web showing that.
     
  15. Milkfloat

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    I wonder how long it will be before the road is so freed up that people will switch back to cars?
     
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