To those that use the Guided Bus Way

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Crankarm, 15 Jul 2012.

  1. Crankarm

    Crankarm Guru

    Location:
    Nr Cambridge
    It's flooded again. In three places, the usual Fenstanton lakes stretch. It is pretty deep where there is the raised concrete hump for the drain so cannot even ride through this stretch like you can the others which are probably about 2-3 inches deep. More heavy rain is forecast thsi week so it may well become even more flooded. F*****g incompetence by Cambridgeshire Council.

    HTH those of you who will use it tomorrow if you haven't already gone to bed. You can still walk along the top of the bank if that is what you did last time when it was flooded earlier in the year.
     
  2. Bongman

    Bongman Über Member

    Location:
    Herts.
    King Canute didnt manage it, but for some reason you expect your LA to be able to do it?
     
  3. OP
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    Crankarm

    Crankarm Guru

    Location:
    Nr Cambridge
    Ehh?
     
  4. HovR

    HovR Über Member

    Location:
    Plymouth
    Second result upon Googling "King Canute". :smile:
     
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  5. OP
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    Crankarm

    Crankarm Guru

    Location:
    Nr Cambridge
    This thread is for those who actually use the GBW for instance to get to work, not for out of towners, half wits from the west country who have too much time on their hands and who just fancy a bit of trolling.
     
  6. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Resistance is futile! Moderator

    Location:
    Stevenage
    As ever you're the dulcet voice of reason, Crankers.
    Can no-one else comment on your little world?
    The GBW is, was, and always has been a complete heap of shite, and should have been a railway, at a tenth of the budget and a far greater chance of being some use.
    *lives 30 miles away, and has ridden it*
     
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  7. semislickstick

    semislickstick Veteran

    Location:
    Cambridgeshire
    I've heard the old railway wasn't immune to flooding either. As I remember the bits prone to flooding were built up for the buses with high banks(run off) leading down to the cycle/footpath, it could probably do with an alternative safe path on the bank for those months they expect it to flood and the odd freaky summer. I don't think they realised how popular the cycle route would be!

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    photo from http://keeppushingthosepedals.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/cambridge-flooding-and-guided-busway.html

    (water to the left is the path)
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    photo from http://travellingtheguidedbusway.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/flooding-on-busway.html
     
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