Work to create cycle lanes in Iford and Boscombe slammed by residents and traders

‘STRANGLED’: Butcher Andrew Jenkins

‘STRANGLED’: Butcher Andrew Jenkins

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PLANNED road improvements in Boscombe East and Iford have been slammed by local residents and businesses.

The proposals, part of the Three Towns Travel Initiative between Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch councils, involve creating cycle lanes along Christchurch Road between Southbourne Road and the Iford roundabout, as well as making junctions safer and changes to parking.

However, residents living between Exton Road and the roundabout are angry at proposals to put double yellow lines along the whole stretch, where they say the road and pavement are wide enough for a cycle lane and parking to exist side-by-side.

David Mann, one of 24 residents who met with council officers recently to discuss the plans, said: “This is a residential road and people need somewhere to park, as do our visitors.

“People will have to park in the side roads which are already crowded. We are not against the plans, but we have suggested putting cycle lanes on the pavement, or parking bays in the verges.”

Ian Kalra, head of transportation services at Bournemouth council, said the plan was still under consultation.

Roadworks have started at the Holdenhurst Avenue junction, where on-road parking will be moved onto pavements to accommodate cycle lanes and revised bus stops.

Business owners in the area say trade has been badly hit for the three-week duration of the works so far.

Jim Dawson, of the Jolly Vintner Too, said Bournemouth council had “no consideration” for local traders.

“For the last four weeks there have been two men doing the job,” he said.

“Last Saturday they put cones out blocking off the parking for work they started on Monday, and I am about £1,000 worse off for that one day – a lot of money for a small business.”

He said he feared they would be left with greatly reduced parking for customers once the works were complete.

Andrew Jenkins, of nearby family firm Mason’s Butchers, said they were being “strangled”.

“Everybody has lost considerable business down here, just so they can put in a couple of cycle lanes, when it was working fine before,” he said.

Mr Kalra said: “Following comments from local businesses we have now made amendments to the working areas and traffic management set up to further reduce disruption as far as possible.”

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12:17pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Redgolfer says...

BUT according to the Council, Consultation with the public took place before this mad cap scheme was ever thought off, ye right, they do whatever they like and to hell with peoples livelihoods, none of the locals want or need this, another waste of money, how many cyclist will use this scheme or will they continue to use the pavements with a view to sharing with pedestrian's.
BUT according to the Council, Consultation with the public took place before this mad cap scheme was ever thought off, ye right, they do whatever they like and to hell with peoples livelihoods, none of the locals want or need this, another waste of money, how many cyclist will use this scheme or will they continue to use the pavements with a view to sharing with pedestrian's. Redgolfer
  • Score: 9

12:32pm Wed 5 Mar 14

suzigirl says...

What a waste of money - they need to do a study as to how many cyclists will use the cycle lanes. I hope all you "pro" cyclists seen Top Gear on Sunday night - I do love Jeremy Clarkson!
What a waste of money - they need to do a study as to how many cyclists will use the cycle lanes. I hope all you "pro" cyclists seen Top Gear on Sunday night - I do love Jeremy Clarkson! suzigirl
  • Score: -19

1:16pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Repo says...

suzigirl wrote:
What a waste of money - they need to do a study as to how many cyclists will use the cycle lanes. I hope all you "pro" cyclists seen Top Gear on Sunday night - I do love Jeremy Clarkson!
Yes, i particularly liked the final "Cyclists: Give them an inch and they'll give you a mile." because in conclusion even Top Gear recognize the value of cyclists is to keep an extra million cars from clogging up the roads - You may not like cyclists but you'd miss them if they were gone :)
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: What a waste of money - they need to do a study as to how many cyclists will use the cycle lanes. I hope all you "pro" cyclists seen Top Gear on Sunday night - I do love Jeremy Clarkson![/p][/quote]Yes, i particularly liked the final "Cyclists: Give them an inch and they'll give you a mile." because in conclusion even Top Gear recognize the value of cyclists is to keep an extra million cars from clogging up the roads - You may not like cyclists but you'd miss them if they were gone :) Repo
  • Score: 15

1:26pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Franks Tank says...

If you really think Top Gear was having a pop at cyclists then you really have missed the point.
Seamed to me to be a satirical swipe at the tired and well worn clichés that get thrown at bicycle users by the unimaginative and angry.
If you really think Top Gear was having a pop at cyclists then you really have missed the point. Seamed to me to be a satirical swipe at the tired and well worn clichés that get thrown at bicycle users by the unimaginative and angry. Franks Tank
  • Score: 3

1:57pm Wed 5 Mar 14

muscliffman says...

Sadly I believe most of us already anticipate nothing less than a complete disaster being delivered again here in Boscombe and Iford by this 'cycling' obsessed PC Three Towns Travel initiative.

With little doubt in future years we are going to have to spend huge sums of our Council tax undoing most of the mindless road changes being implemented all over the conurbation by this scheme - we can only hope nobody is badly hurt because of all the ill thought out highway changes in the meantime.

All those involved in this expensive project from beginning to end should be thoroughly ashamed of what they are pointlessly and dangerously doing with public money.
Sadly I believe most of us already anticipate nothing less than a complete disaster being delivered again here in Boscombe and Iford by this 'cycling' obsessed PC Three Towns Travel initiative. With little doubt in future years we are going to have to spend huge sums of our Council tax undoing most of the mindless road changes being implemented all over the conurbation by this scheme - we can only hope nobody is badly hurt because of all the ill thought out highway changes in the meantime. All those involved in this expensive project from beginning to end should be thoroughly ashamed of what they are pointlessly and dangerously doing with public money. muscliffman
  • Score: 8

2:02pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Hessenford says...

Repo wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
What a waste of money - they need to do a study as to how many cyclists will use the cycle lanes. I hope all you "pro" cyclists seen Top Gear on Sunday night - I do love Jeremy Clarkson!
Yes, i particularly liked the final "Cyclists: Give them an inch and they'll give you a mile." because in conclusion even Top Gear recognize the value of cyclists is to keep an extra million cars from clogging up the roads - You may not like cyclists but you'd miss them if they were gone :)
Most people have a job missing them when there here.
[quote][p][bold]Repo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: What a waste of money - they need to do a study as to how many cyclists will use the cycle lanes. I hope all you "pro" cyclists seen Top Gear on Sunday night - I do love Jeremy Clarkson![/p][/quote]Yes, i particularly liked the final "Cyclists: Give them an inch and they'll give you a mile." because in conclusion even Top Gear recognize the value of cyclists is to keep an extra million cars from clogging up the roads - You may not like cyclists but you'd miss them if they were gone :)[/p][/quote]Most people have a job missing them when there here. Hessenford
  • Score: -4

2:04pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Hessenford says...

I think the council have to much money left over, if they have, fix the dam potholes and make it safer for every one.
I think the council have to much money left over, if they have, fix the dam potholes and make it safer for every one. Hessenford
  • Score: 9

2:05pm Wed 5 Mar 14

suzigirl says...

Franks Tank wrote:
If you really think Top Gear was having a pop at cyclists then you really have missed the point. Seamed to me to be a satirical swipe at the tired and well worn clichés that get thrown at bicycle users by the unimaginative and angry.
The truth often hurts!
[quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: If you really think Top Gear was having a pop at cyclists then you really have missed the point. Seamed to me to be a satirical swipe at the tired and well worn clichés that get thrown at bicycle users by the unimaginative and angry.[/p][/quote]The truth often hurts! suzigirl
  • Score: -13

2:06pm Wed 5 Mar 14

suzigirl says...

Repo wrote:
suzigirl wrote: What a waste of money - they need to do a study as to how many cyclists will use the cycle lanes. I hope all you "pro" cyclists seen Top Gear on Sunday night - I do love Jeremy Clarkson!
Yes, i particularly liked the final "Cyclists: Give them an inch and they'll give you a mile." because in conclusion even Top Gear recognize the value of cyclists is to keep an extra million cars from clogging up the roads - You may not like cyclists but you'd miss them if they were gone :)
You were obviously watching a different programme!
[quote][p][bold]Repo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: What a waste of money - they need to do a study as to how many cyclists will use the cycle lanes. I hope all you "pro" cyclists seen Top Gear on Sunday night - I do love Jeremy Clarkson![/p][/quote]Yes, i particularly liked the final "Cyclists: Give them an inch and they'll give you a mile." because in conclusion even Top Gear recognize the value of cyclists is to keep an extra million cars from clogging up the roads - You may not like cyclists but you'd miss them if they were gone :)[/p][/quote]You were obviously watching a different programme! suzigirl
  • Score: -12

2:17pm Wed 5 Mar 14

speedy231278 says...

Several posters need to work harder and get a car.
Several posters need to work harder and get a car. speedy231278
  • Score: -7

2:29pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Franks Tank says...

suzigirl wrote:
Franks Tank wrote:
If you really think Top Gear was having a pop at cyclists then you really have missed the point. Seamed to me to be a satirical swipe at the tired and well worn clichés that get thrown at bicycle users by the unimaginative and angry.
The truth often hurts!
"Cheap laughs & Pantomime prejudice" sic.
I understand Clarkson also holds elderly motor cyclists in particularly high distain.
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: If you really think Top Gear was having a pop at cyclists then you really have missed the point. Seamed to me to be a satirical swipe at the tired and well worn clichés that get thrown at bicycle users by the unimaginative and angry.[/p][/quote]The truth often hurts![/p][/quote]"Cheap laughs & Pantomime prejudice" sic. I understand Clarkson also holds elderly motor cyclists in particularly high distain. Franks Tank
  • Score: 2

2:42pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Arthur Maureen says...

suzigirl wrote:
Repo wrote:
suzigirl wrote: What a waste of money - they need to do a study as to how many cyclists will use the cycle lanes. I hope all you "pro" cyclists seen Top Gear on Sunday night - I do love Jeremy Clarkson!
Yes, i particularly liked the final "Cyclists: Give them an inch and they'll give you a mile." because in conclusion even Top Gear recognize the value of cyclists is to keep an extra million cars from clogging up the roads - You may not like cyclists but you'd miss them if they were gone :)
You were obviously watching a different programme!
And the rubbish troll of the day award goes to scuzigirl
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Repo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: What a waste of money - they need to do a study as to how many cyclists will use the cycle lanes. I hope all you "pro" cyclists seen Top Gear on Sunday night - I do love Jeremy Clarkson![/p][/quote]Yes, i particularly liked the final "Cyclists: Give them an inch and they'll give you a mile." because in conclusion even Top Gear recognize the value of cyclists is to keep an extra million cars from clogging up the roads - You may not like cyclists but you'd miss them if they were gone :)[/p][/quote]You were obviously watching a different programme![/p][/quote]And the rubbish troll of the day award goes to scuzigirl Arthur Maureen
  • Score: 9

2:47pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Arthur Maureen says...

suzigirl wrote:
What a waste of money - they need to do a study as to how many cyclists will use the cycle lanes. I hope all you "pro" cyclists seen Top Gear on Sunday night - I do love Jeremy Clarkson!
You and Clarkson are strikingly similar - both lanky, with silly hair and a penchant for making the daftest of remarks..
Aside from that you are a sad keyboard warrior, feverishly waiting for the next cycle related comment to appear on here, all quite predictable..
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: What a waste of money - they need to do a study as to how many cyclists will use the cycle lanes. I hope all you "pro" cyclists seen Top Gear on Sunday night - I do love Jeremy Clarkson![/p][/quote]You and Clarkson are strikingly similar - both lanky, with silly hair and a penchant for making the daftest of remarks.. Aside from that you are a sad keyboard warrior, feverishly waiting for the next cycle related comment to appear on here, all quite predictable.. Arthur Maureen
  • Score: 5

2:49pm Wed 5 Mar 14

billy bumble says...

I have said/ asked this before on another thread

Has ANY of the "Three Towns" money been spent of improving the flow of motor vehicles?
I have said/ asked this before on another thread Has ANY of the "Three Towns" money been spent of improving the flow of motor vehicles? billy bumble
  • Score: 1

2:54pm Wed 5 Mar 14

suzigirl says...

Arthur Maureen wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
Repo wrote:
suzigirl wrote: What a waste of money - they need to do a study as to how many cyclists will use the cycle lanes. I hope all you "pro" cyclists seen Top Gear on Sunday night - I do love Jeremy Clarkson!
Yes, i particularly liked the final "Cyclists: Give them an inch and they'll give you a mile." because in conclusion even Top Gear recognize the value of cyclists is to keep an extra million cars from clogging up the roads - You may not like cyclists but you'd miss them if they were gone :)
You were obviously watching a different programme!
And the rubbish troll of the day award goes to scuzigirl
I am flattered - you usually win that award hands down - now don't get jealous as you have to watch your blood pressure at your age bless!
[quote][p][bold]Arthur Maureen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Repo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: What a waste of money - they need to do a study as to how many cyclists will use the cycle lanes. I hope all you "pro" cyclists seen Top Gear on Sunday night - I do love Jeremy Clarkson![/p][/quote]Yes, i particularly liked the final "Cyclists: Give them an inch and they'll give you a mile." because in conclusion even Top Gear recognize the value of cyclists is to keep an extra million cars from clogging up the roads - You may not like cyclists but you'd miss them if they were gone :)[/p][/quote]You were obviously watching a different programme![/p][/quote]And the rubbish troll of the day award goes to scuzigirl[/p][/quote]I am flattered - you usually win that award hands down - now don't get jealous as you have to watch your blood pressure at your age bless! suzigirl
  • Score: -5

3:00pm Wed 5 Mar 14

suzigirl says...

Arthur Maureen wrote:
suzigirl wrote: What a waste of money - they need to do a study as to how many cyclists will use the cycle lanes. I hope all you "pro" cyclists seen Top Gear on Sunday night - I do love Jeremy Clarkson!
You and Clarkson are strikingly similar - both lanky, with silly hair and a penchant for making the daftest of remarks.. Aside from that you are a sad keyboard warrior, feverishly waiting for the next cycle related comment to appear on here, all quite predictable..
Wrong on all counts I am afraid - I am not lanky, have not got silly hair (although if I am honest it could do with a cut!) and I think the award for the daftest remarks belongs to yourself. I comment on "cycle" related reports because I have an opinion and will express my opinion as and when I want thank you very much. Now go away you silly person....... or words to that effect!
[quote][p][bold]Arthur Maureen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: What a waste of money - they need to do a study as to how many cyclists will use the cycle lanes. I hope all you "pro" cyclists seen Top Gear on Sunday night - I do love Jeremy Clarkson![/p][/quote]You and Clarkson are strikingly similar - both lanky, with silly hair and a penchant for making the daftest of remarks.. Aside from that you are a sad keyboard warrior, feverishly waiting for the next cycle related comment to appear on here, all quite predictable..[/p][/quote]Wrong on all counts I am afraid - I am not lanky, have not got silly hair (although if I am honest it could do with a cut!) and I think the award for the daftest remarks belongs to yourself. I comment on "cycle" related reports because I have an opinion and will express my opinion as and when I want thank you very much. Now go away you silly person....... or words to that effect! suzigirl
  • Score: -6

3:03pm Wed 5 Mar 14

suzigirl says...

Franks Tank wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
Franks Tank wrote: If you really think Top Gear was having a pop at cyclists then you really have missed the point. Seamed to me to be a satirical swipe at the tired and well worn clichés that get thrown at bicycle users by the unimaginative and angry.
The truth often hurts!
"Cheap laughs & Pantomime prejudice" sic. I understand Clarkson also holds elderly motor cyclists in particularly high distain.
Swivel!
[quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: If you really think Top Gear was having a pop at cyclists then you really have missed the point. Seamed to me to be a satirical swipe at the tired and well worn clichés that get thrown at bicycle users by the unimaginative and angry.[/p][/quote]The truth often hurts![/p][/quote]"Cheap laughs & Pantomime prejudice" sic. I understand Clarkson also holds elderly motor cyclists in particularly high distain.[/p][/quote]Swivel! suzigirl
  • Score: -11

3:10pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Franks Tank says...

suzigirl wrote:
Franks Tank wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
Franks Tank wrote: If you really think Top Gear was having a pop at cyclists then you really have missed the point. Seamed to me to be a satirical swipe at the tired and well worn clichés that get thrown at bicycle users by the unimaginative and angry.
The truth often hurts!
"Cheap laughs & Pantomime prejudice" sic. I understand Clarkson also holds elderly motor cyclists in particularly high distain.
Swivel!
Like you say "The truth often hurts"! (Apparently).
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: If you really think Top Gear was having a pop at cyclists then you really have missed the point. Seamed to me to be a satirical swipe at the tired and well worn clichés that get thrown at bicycle users by the unimaginative and angry.[/p][/quote]The truth often hurts![/p][/quote]"Cheap laughs & Pantomime prejudice" sic. I understand Clarkson also holds elderly motor cyclists in particularly high distain.[/p][/quote]Swivel![/p][/quote]Like you say "The truth often hurts"! (Apparently). Franks Tank
  • Score: 7

4:23pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Kaiser2290 says...

I've known about the plans for at least a year or two now, and if the shop owners etc. had any sense they would have made a petition last year to resolve their issues with the council, not now when the work has already begun and the finances are being effected. ''failing to plan is planning to fail''.

In my opinion cycle lanes are great, 1) its safer for the cyclists (some drivers drive dangerously close and recklessly, and the number is increasing!!) 2) It will encourage more people to stop driving in a town which is already becoming so congested and polluted. Then you come onto all the other aspects of this reducing the number of people becoming obese these days.

I do agree however with somebody above, that people do still cycle on pavements, and where the path is wide enough, the routes should then be diverted onto the pavements, which in return still provides area's for street parking, to keep the local business owners happy too.
I've known about the plans for at least a year or two now, and if the shop owners etc. had any sense they would have made a petition last year to resolve their issues with the council, not now when the work has already begun and the finances are being effected. ''failing to plan is planning to fail''. In my opinion cycle lanes are great, 1) its safer for the cyclists (some drivers drive dangerously close and recklessly, and the number is increasing!!) 2) It will encourage more people to stop driving in a town which is already becoming so congested and polluted. Then you come onto all the other aspects of this reducing the number of people becoming obese these days. I do agree however with somebody above, that people do still cycle on pavements, and where the path is wide enough, the routes should then be diverted onto the pavements, which in return still provides area's for street parking, to keep the local business owners happy too. Kaiser2290
  • Score: 5

4:50pm Wed 5 Mar 14

suzigirl says...

Franks Tank wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
Franks Tank wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
Franks Tank wrote: If you really think Top Gear was having a pop at cyclists then you really have missed the point. Seamed to me to be a satirical swipe at the tired and well worn clichés that get thrown at bicycle users by the unimaginative and angry.
The truth often hurts!
"Cheap laughs & Pantomime prejudice" sic. I understand Clarkson also holds elderly motor cyclists in particularly high distain.
Swivel!
Like you say "The truth often hurts"! (Apparently).
You know nothing!
[quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: If you really think Top Gear was having a pop at cyclists then you really have missed the point. Seamed to me to be a satirical swipe at the tired and well worn clichés that get thrown at bicycle users by the unimaginative and angry.[/p][/quote]The truth often hurts![/p][/quote]"Cheap laughs & Pantomime prejudice" sic. I understand Clarkson also holds elderly motor cyclists in particularly high distain.[/p][/quote]Swivel![/p][/quote]Like you say "The truth often hurts"! (Apparently).[/p][/quote]You know nothing! suzigirl
  • Score: -9

4:54pm Wed 5 Mar 14

sprintervanman says...

can understand why our European Neighbours dread the thought of UK drivers entering their roads when they have the sense installed in their driving to sit back, relax and get along just fine with all types of road users either cyclists,mopeds etc which they consider
are very accepted as a form of transport.
can understand why our European Neighbours dread the thought of UK drivers entering their roads when they have the sense installed in their driving to sit back, relax and get along just fine with all types of road users either cyclists,mopeds etc which they consider are very accepted as a form of transport. sprintervanman
  • Score: 5

4:57pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Franks Tank says...

suzigirl wrote:
Franks Tank wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
Franks Tank wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
Franks Tank wrote: If you really think Top Gear was having a pop at cyclists then you really have missed the point. Seamed to me to be a satirical swipe at the tired and well worn clichés that get thrown at bicycle users by the unimaginative and angry.
The truth often hurts!
"Cheap laughs & Pantomime prejudice" sic. I understand Clarkson also holds elderly motor cyclists in particularly high distain.
Swivel!
Like you say "The truth often hurts"! (Apparently).
You know nothing!
Touchy subject then eh?
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: If you really think Top Gear was having a pop at cyclists then you really have missed the point. Seamed to me to be a satirical swipe at the tired and well worn clichés that get thrown at bicycle users by the unimaginative and angry.[/p][/quote]The truth often hurts![/p][/quote]"Cheap laughs & Pantomime prejudice" sic. I understand Clarkson also holds elderly motor cyclists in particularly high distain.[/p][/quote]Swivel![/p][/quote]Like you say "The truth often hurts"! (Apparently).[/p][/quote]You know nothing![/p][/quote]Touchy subject then eh? Franks Tank
  • Score: 2

5:04pm Wed 5 Mar 14

spooki says...

How many requests for a cycle Lane were there compared to how many complaints they're now getting?
How many requests for a cycle Lane were there compared to how many complaints they're now getting? spooki
  • Score: 1

5:09pm Wed 5 Mar 14

O'Reilly says...

Redgolfer wrote:
BUT according to the Council, Consultation with the public took place before this mad cap scheme was ever thought off, ye right, they do whatever they like and to hell with peoples livelihoods, none of the locals want or need this, another waste of money, how many cyclist will use this scheme or will they continue to use the pavements with a view to sharing with pedestrian's.
You and the rest of the public who offer ideas are just flies in the ointment of the great Common Purpose plan as they fly higher and higher into the stratosphere with their hare brained plans........what is it that comes before a fall?
[quote][p][bold]Redgolfer[/bold] wrote: BUT according to the Council, Consultation with the public took place before this mad cap scheme was ever thought off, ye right, they do whatever they like and to hell with peoples livelihoods, none of the locals want or need this, another waste of money, how many cyclist will use this scheme or will they continue to use the pavements with a view to sharing with pedestrian's.[/p][/quote]You and the rest of the public who offer ideas are just flies in the ointment of the great Common Purpose plan as they fly higher and higher into the stratosphere with their hare brained plans........what is it that comes before a fall? O'Reilly
  • Score: 0

5:25pm Wed 5 Mar 14

O'Reilly says...

Hessenford wrote:
I think the council have to much money left over, if they have, fix the dam potholes and make it safer for every one.
I think that is the plan ....leave the pot holes it saves on expensive traffic calming programmes.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: I think the council have to much money left over, if they have, fix the dam potholes and make it safer for every one.[/p][/quote]I think that is the plan ....leave the pot holes it saves on expensive traffic calming programmes. O'Reilly
  • Score: 3

6:22pm Wed 5 Mar 14

pugs0404 says...

as a cyclist i dont use cycle lanes on the pavement due to pedestriens walking in them all the time and when you say coming through they hardley move

what the council need to do is clean reguarly the side of the road with road sweepers and fix the dam potholes in 2 days of cycling 2 punctures due to debris on the road
as a cyclist i dont use cycle lanes on the pavement due to pedestriens walking in them all the time and when you say coming through they hardley move what the council need to do is clean reguarly the side of the road with road sweepers and fix the dam potholes in 2 days of cycling 2 punctures due to debris on the road pugs0404
  • Score: 6

7:42pm Wed 5 Mar 14

s-pb2 says...

Kalra just does what the hell he likes. I sympathise with the residents and traders. Yet more pointless parking restrictions in that area at a time when Castle Lane is at a standstill. Doesnt Kalra realise that the restrictions cause people who work on the Castle Lane site to park there, rather than the local streets when they would be more spread out. Kalra is to blame for the current traffic debacle, not anyone else.
Kalra just does what the hell he likes. I sympathise with the residents and traders. Yet more pointless parking restrictions in that area at a time when Castle Lane is at a standstill. Doesnt Kalra realise that the restrictions cause people who work on the Castle Lane site to park there, rather than the local streets when they would be more spread out. Kalra is to blame for the current traffic debacle, not anyone else. s-pb2
  • Score: -2

7:44pm Wed 5 Mar 14

tbpoole says...

muscliffman wrote:
Sadly I believe most of us already anticipate nothing less than a complete disaster being delivered again here in Boscombe and Iford by this 'cycling' obsessed PC Three Towns Travel initiative.

With little doubt in future years we are going to have to spend huge sums of our Council tax undoing most of the mindless road changes being implemented all over the conurbation by this scheme - we can only hope nobody is badly hurt because of all the ill thought out highway changes in the meantime.

All those involved in this expensive project from beginning to end should be thoroughly ashamed of what they are pointlessly and dangerously doing with public money.
What would you propose instead Mr know-it-all?
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: Sadly I believe most of us already anticipate nothing less than a complete disaster being delivered again here in Boscombe and Iford by this 'cycling' obsessed PC Three Towns Travel initiative. With little doubt in future years we are going to have to spend huge sums of our Council tax undoing most of the mindless road changes being implemented all over the conurbation by this scheme - we can only hope nobody is badly hurt because of all the ill thought out highway changes in the meantime. All those involved in this expensive project from beginning to end should be thoroughly ashamed of what they are pointlessly and dangerously doing with public money.[/p][/quote]What would you propose instead Mr know-it-all? tbpoole
  • Score: 2

7:55pm Wed 5 Mar 14

West moors 1 says...

billy bumble wrote:
I have said/ asked this before on another thread

Has ANY of the "Three Towns" money been spent of improving the flow of motor vehicles?
Not a chance! They hate the motorists and have absolutely no thought for small traders. Let's face it, it's only councillors who have the time to use these cycle lanes with all their holiday and days off sick with stress!!! They are idiots with no experience of running a small business or any business for that matter. They only spend money that they have never had to earn.
[quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: I have said/ asked this before on another thread Has ANY of the "Three Towns" money been spent of improving the flow of motor vehicles?[/p][/quote]Not a chance! They hate the motorists and have absolutely no thought for small traders. Let's face it, it's only councillors who have the time to use these cycle lanes with all their holiday and days off sick with stress!!! They are idiots with no experience of running a small business or any business for that matter. They only spend money that they have never had to earn. West moors 1
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9:14pm Wed 5 Mar 14

rozmister says...

billy bumble wrote:
I have said/ asked this before on another thread

Has ANY of the "Three Towns" money been spent of improving the flow of motor vehicles?
No because the funding comes from the government specifically for sustainable travel and motor vehicles (unless car sharing) are not sustainable in the long run. If they were to spend the 'three towns' money on improving the flow of motor vehicles to benefit drivers they would be expected to pay that portion back to central government and fund it from council taxpayer's money.
[quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: I have said/ asked this before on another thread Has ANY of the "Three Towns" money been spent of improving the flow of motor vehicles?[/p][/quote]No because the funding comes from the government specifically for sustainable travel and motor vehicles (unless car sharing) are not sustainable in the long run. If they were to spend the 'three towns' money on improving the flow of motor vehicles to benefit drivers they would be expected to pay that portion back to central government and fund it from council taxpayer's money. rozmister
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6:31am Thu 6 Mar 14

Phixer says...

O'Reilly wrote:
Redgolfer wrote:
BUT according to the Council, Consultation with the public took place before this mad cap scheme was ever thought off, ye right, they do whatever they like and to hell with peoples livelihoods, none of the locals want or need this, another waste of money, how many cyclist will use this scheme or will they continue to use the pavements with a view to sharing with pedestrian's.
You and the rest of the public who offer ideas are just flies in the ointment of the great Common Purpose plan as they fly higher and higher into the stratosphere with their hare brained plans........what is it that comes before a fall?
A lot of bankrupted taxpayers!
[quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Redgolfer[/bold] wrote: BUT according to the Council, Consultation with the public took place before this mad cap scheme was ever thought off, ye right, they do whatever they like and to hell with peoples livelihoods, none of the locals want or need this, another waste of money, how many cyclist will use this scheme or will they continue to use the pavements with a view to sharing with pedestrian's.[/p][/quote]You and the rest of the public who offer ideas are just flies in the ointment of the great Common Purpose plan as they fly higher and higher into the stratosphere with their hare brained plans........what is it that comes before a fall?[/p][/quote]A lot of bankrupted taxpayers! Phixer
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6:32am Thu 6 Mar 14

Phixer says...

suzigirl wrote:
Franks Tank wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
Franks Tank wrote: If you really think Top Gear was having a pop at cyclists then you really have missed the point. Seamed to me to be a satirical swipe at the tired and well worn clichés that get thrown at bicycle users by the unimaginative and angry.
The truth often hurts!
"Cheap laughs & Pantomime prejudice" sic. I understand Clarkson also holds elderly motor cyclists in particularly high distain.
Swivel!
And such a nice girl too - allegedly.
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: If you really think Top Gear was having a pop at cyclists then you really have missed the point. Seamed to me to be a satirical swipe at the tired and well worn clichés that get thrown at bicycle users by the unimaginative and angry.[/p][/quote]The truth often hurts![/p][/quote]"Cheap laughs & Pantomime prejudice" sic. I understand Clarkson also holds elderly motor cyclists in particularly high distain.[/p][/quote]Swivel![/p][/quote]And such a nice girl too - allegedly. Phixer
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9:20am Thu 6 Mar 14

suzigirl says...

pugs0404 wrote:
as a cyclist i dont use cycle lanes on the pavement due to pedestriens walking in them all the time and when you say coming through they hardley move what the council need to do is clean reguarly the side of the road with road sweepers and fix the dam potholes in 2 days of cycling 2 punctures due to debris on the road
Then you know how pedestrians feel when they have to avoid cyclists on the pavements!
[quote][p][bold]pugs0404[/bold] wrote: as a cyclist i dont use cycle lanes on the pavement due to pedestriens walking in them all the time and when you say coming through they hardley move what the council need to do is clean reguarly the side of the road with road sweepers and fix the dam potholes in 2 days of cycling 2 punctures due to debris on the road[/p][/quote]Then you know how pedestrians feel when they have to avoid cyclists on the pavements! suzigirl
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9:21am Thu 6 Mar 14

suzigirl says...

Phixer wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
Franks Tank wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
Franks Tank wrote: If you really think Top Gear was having a pop at cyclists then you really have missed the point. Seamed to me to be a satirical swipe at the tired and well worn clichés that get thrown at bicycle users by the unimaginative and angry.
The truth often hurts!
"Cheap laughs & Pantomime prejudice" sic. I understand Clarkson also holds elderly motor cyclists in particularly high distain.
Swivel!
And such a nice girl too - allegedly.
Some people bring out the worst in me and I am afraid you are one of them!
[quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: If you really think Top Gear was having a pop at cyclists then you really have missed the point. Seamed to me to be a satirical swipe at the tired and well worn clichés that get thrown at bicycle users by the unimaginative and angry.[/p][/quote]The truth often hurts![/p][/quote]"Cheap laughs & Pantomime prejudice" sic. I understand Clarkson also holds elderly motor cyclists in particularly high distain.[/p][/quote]Swivel![/p][/quote]And such a nice girl too - allegedly.[/p][/quote]Some people bring out the worst in me and I am afraid you are one of them! suzigirl
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11:56am Thu 6 Mar 14

juniperberry says...

It is essential that we reduce car traffic and increase cycling, it is already virtually impossible to drive round some parts of the town especially as we are sea locked and its not going to get any better in any UK town as the population continues to rise. All this hot air is utterly pointless, we MUST get out of our cars. We MUST make safe routes for children to cycle to school, we know they overwhelmingly want to. We MUST encourage cycling to work for our health. Why oh why would we want to invest tax payers money in schemes to encourage driving? Utter nonsense.
It is essential that we reduce car traffic and increase cycling, it is already virtually impossible to drive round some parts of the town especially as we are sea locked and its not going to get any better in any UK town as the population continues to rise. All this hot air is utterly pointless, we MUST get out of our cars. We MUST make safe routes for children to cycle to school, we know they overwhelmingly want to. We MUST encourage cycling to work for our health. Why oh why would we want to invest tax payers money in schemes to encourage driving? Utter nonsense. juniperberry
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2:13pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Bob49 says...

suzigirl wrote:
What a waste of money - they need to do a study as to how many cyclists will use the cycle lanes. I hope all you "pro" cyclists seen Top Gear on Sunday night - I do love Jeremy Clarkson!
which might be a bit more valid if Mr Clarkson actually believed all the old guff he spouts - he doesn't, but it is a nice little earner making money off the not too bright.

Otherwise another crackpot schem based on having to spend money that is in a certain budget, irrespective of the need or usefulness of the project.

Much as the £55,000 spent 'improving' Crescent Gardens which barely a year later is now all being ripped out,

A 'Tardis' is Boscombe precinct whilst the council still pays unscruplous landlords top whack to house those who cause the problems. Lord knows how much spent moving sand onto Boscombe beach that has again been washed away, as did the last lot.

It would be comical if it were not set against the numerous cuts elsewhere that have hit the vunerable the hardest. It matters little which budget it is in, it is taxpayers money and it should be spent wisely and where it is really needed.
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: What a waste of money - they need to do a study as to how many cyclists will use the cycle lanes. I hope all you "pro" cyclists seen Top Gear on Sunday night - I do love Jeremy Clarkson![/p][/quote]which might be a bit more valid if Mr Clarkson actually believed all the old guff he spouts - he doesn't, but it is a nice little earner making money off the not too bright. Otherwise another crackpot schem based on having to spend money that is in a certain budget, irrespective of the need or usefulness of the project. Much as the £55,000 spent 'improving' Crescent Gardens which barely a year later is now all being ripped out, A 'Tardis' is Boscombe precinct whilst the council still pays unscruplous landlords top whack to house those who cause the problems. Lord knows how much spent moving sand onto Boscombe beach that has again been washed away, as did the last lot. It would be comical if it were not set against the numerous cuts elsewhere that have hit the vunerable the hardest. It matters little which budget it is in, it is taxpayers money and it should be spent wisely and where it is really needed. Bob49
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