Discussion in 'Commuting' started by ianrauk, 5 May 2016.
I thought there was already a ferry? - for the number of cyclists it just needs a better ferry?
Are you thinking of Woolwich not Greenwich? The nearest ferry to Greenwich is the Docklands hotel one that costs something around £5 IIRC - the DLR is closer and cheaper, although cycles are only allowed off-peak.
The Greenwich Ferry. Love it!
I wont use it in the rush-hour and neither the CS 3 from Limehouse to Tower Gateway.Have to use Tower Gateway to Southwark Bridge section,though.
I use it from Southwark Bridge to Limhouse on return although I don't want to.After that the route sort of settles down a bit.
I enjoy it alot more now that it has quitened down....The above post was probably from when I started using the route and was quite surprised at the amount of people using it.And the excitement of it all also.Im on it around 7am so I would guess the start if rush hour
When was it ever solely for non motorised use?
The original Blackwall tunnel (the current northbound, complete with bends to stop horses seeing daylight and bolting) opened in 1897. It seems quite plausible that the early motorised deathtraps weren't allowed into it, but the Thames Tunnel (Blackwall) Act 1887 doesn't seem to be online to check.
Urban myth apparently. It was more to do with worming to find the easiest rock to cut through.
Think you are incorrect. The evidence would seem to suggest there was no such restriction.
Taken from the British History website at http://www.british-history.ac.uk/survey-london/vols43-4/pp640-645
I may have confused it with Rotherhithe - one of them definitely has bends that make little sense as worming.
But were those vans motorised? A "van" used to be merely a enclosed wagon:
Benz's first truck was only 1895 or thereabouts, so it would be surprising if they were that common in London just two years later. However, given the mention of railways, road-going steam traction engines might have been used.
Anyway, what was "incorrect" in saying it's plausible and the original act isn't online?
So to suggest they were banned in legislation years before the Benz truck came out is wrong
Oh and all the 1887 legislation is online if you look for it and no it doesn't mention any ban on motor vehicles in the Blackwall Tunnel.
I would post it, but it would be a breach of copyright from the source I obtained the details from
The Blackwall Tunnel is shape it is owing to docks/ sewage pipes etc in vicinity
It's a very common misconception which I was put right on recently.
And you won't link it because ...?
Erm because it would be a breach of copyright and be a breach of employment and lead to me being dismissed- forget it you are not worth losing my job over
Doesn't that imply then that its not freely accessible online and is instead on a subscription based/paywalled site?
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