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I don't drive and the way things are going I'm very glad.

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View esox lucius's Profile esox lucius Flag Deal 22 Jan 23 1.13pm Send a Private Message to esox lucius Add esox lucius as a friend

Canterbury city council have similar planes ,dividing the city into 5 zones. Whether it will happen remains to be seen.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 22 Jan 23 2.06pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Bromley council turned my road which is a narrow 2 way into a one way road but 2 way for cyclists. When that didn't work they turned it back into a two way road with one cycle lane (not that it is ever used).

As they put up cycle barriers the narrow road is even narrower making it a nightmare to drive down with oncoming traffic let alone the poor sods who have to park and deliver stuff.

All of the above was done without the consent of the residents and worse our 3 local councilors.

The excuse was COVID I kid you not.

These idiots are zealots the sooner we sack them the better, perhaps the residents should decide not to pay their council tax whilst not consulting the council see how they like that.

 


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View Mr Palaceman's Profile Mr Palaceman Flag 22 Jan 23 3.24pm Send a Private Message to Mr Palaceman Add Mr Palaceman as a friend

Fines if you go out of your district more than a 100 times a year, even for work...

Our friend Mr Khan is the current chair of the C40 cities group...

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If you have no time, got to 7mins 50secs to see what is happening in Oxford Even if you don't want it, they are going to ignore you anyway..

 


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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 22 Jan 23 3.34pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Mr Palaceman

Fines if you go out of your district more than a 100 times a year, even for work...

Our friend Mr Khan is the current chair of the C40 cities group...

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If you have no time, got to 7mins 50secs to see what is happening in Oxford Even if you don't want it, they are going to ignore you anyway..

I was in Oxford last summer. If you live in the city e.g. student digs then a bike is a good way to get around as the city centre is fairly small. However many people live on the outskirts and like most cities the burbs are a big sprawl.

If you have to commute into the city or deliver stuff it wont work.

 


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View Matov's Profile Matov Online Flag 23 Jan 23 7.40am Send a Private Message to Matov Add Matov as a friend

I think it's great. We need far more extreme Net Zero measures. People need to wake up to what the policy actually means. And then react accordingly.

 


"The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command." - 1984 - George Orwell.

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 23 Jan 23 7.57am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Matov

I think it's great. We need far more extreme Net Zero measures. People need to wake up to what the policy actually means. And then react accordingly.

Yup until all the politicians and celebs start wearing hair shirts they can go .... themselves.

Funny how according to them the world is dying and action is needed today yet they can always justify a limo / plane / helicopter trip.

When I start bumping into these people on the tube or whilst waiting an hour in the cold for a bus I might start to pay attention.

I see some radio DJ had a meltdown the other day because he got stuck on a freezing cold tube for 1 hour. Annoying isn't mate welcome to our world.

 


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View YT's Profile YT Online Flag Oxford 23 Jan 23 8.35am Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Despite my 'moniker', I actually live outside Oxford. I never go there. It's full of loonies. I made an exception for Oxford v Palace earlier in the season, but the Kassam isn't really in Oxford proper.

 


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View Matov's Profile Matov Online Flag 23 Jan 23 9.07am Send a Private Message to Matov Add Matov as a friend

Originally posted by YT

Despite my 'moniker', I actually live outside Oxford. I never go there. It's full of loonies. I made an exception for Oxford v Palace earlier in the season, but the Kassam isn't really in Oxford proper.


I have only ever been up there for a University open day and fell in love with it. Blown away on so many, many levels. Yes, it was primarily the University part that I saw and I know there is so much else but even so.

Genuinely gutted that neither of my kids went for it. Both had the exam grades in terms of predicted and then achieved but neither seemed that enamoured with the idea or the place.

All that 'Dreaming Spires' malarkey I got straight away.

 


"The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command." - 1984 - George Orwell.

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View The Dolphin's Profile The Dolphin Flag 24 Jan 23 8.58am Send a Private Message to The Dolphin Add The Dolphin as a friend

An absolutely ridiculous way to move forward.
what actually happens - as Sad Dick Khan't has proved is that the more you limit the car the worse the congestion and therefore the pollution.
It is Orwellian as are many schemes to limit vehicular movements over the whole country.
The farcical bit being that it will make no difference to pollution at all but will cost a ton of money to implement and will keep a load of useless t***s, who otherwise wouldn't have a job in work at the publics expense.
Just let people go about their lives - it isn't rocket science.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 24 Jan 23 9.56am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

I can't imagine anybody is against clean air but as usual with the environment there is a Stalinist approach to the solution e.g. traffic restrictions / congestion charge is the only option and anyone who disagrees wants to see babies die.

The CG will raise revenue for the politicians vanity projects but it impacts the poor proportionally and I am not convinced it is the most effective way to improve clean air.

Technology can solve these issues I would prefer Mayor Cannot spend money on improving the roadside electric charging network which is one of the stumbling blocks for people thinking about going green. If you have no off road parking how can you charge your EV?

Anyway there are lots of things they can do to encourage people to give up their dirty diesels white vans without hurting the economy and people's lifestyles.

Edited by Badger11 (24 Jan 2023 9.57am)

 


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View martin2412's Profile martin2412 Flag The Big Wide World 24 Jan 23 1.43pm Send a Private Message to martin2412 Add martin2412 as a friend

All of this 'we're doing it for the planet' cobblers is an almighty con. It's all about raising revenue in fines.

Britain is a pimple on the ar5e of the world. Until the likes of China and India start doing something (which they won't) then what's the point.

 

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