Firstly, what marketing wanker thought of Midtown?
But now it seems if business leaders are going to start telling us what to do.
It makes me sick
I shit on Midtown.
Midtown is the term commercial agents/surveyors use for that part of London.
The majority receive a verbal warning but some have been given on-the-spot fines.
What authority do they have to dish out penalty fines? Sounds like extortion.
Have you been there recently? There is 'Midtown' branding all over the place. Soon to be smeared with my exrement.
Inmidtown, which is funded by a levy on the business rates of its members, works with [Transport for London](http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/related-9873-transport-for-london.do) and [Camden](http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/related-87-camden.do) council. Its “Considerate Cyclist Code” has 10 tips for better cycling, including:
* Don't cycle on pavements.
* Don't cycle after drinking.
*** Use back streets to avoid traffic.**
Does not compute. Superhighways on main roads not back streets.
If it had stayed amongst those wankers then fine. But there are banners on the lampposts declaring 'Welcome to Midtown'.
+1 I shit on top of that.
Nope - but its been called Midtown for years by the Industry. I know they are doing a massive regeneration push round there.
Woo! The Holborn business partnership will be offering to pay for taxis after you've had a night on the sauce.
It doesn't bloody need regenerating. Its' fine as it is. There will be a Starbucks on Lincolns Inn Fields at this rate
'Welcome to Midtown'.
Butt Town more like
Iggy Pop - Butt Town (Beavis and Butthead)[/ame]
they cant clamp cars anymore so they now fine the cyclists...
I don't see anything wrong here? I mean all they do is punishing those who break the highway code.
A guy in my office got told by a policeman in Bloomsbury this morning that he wasn't allowed to cycle in a cycle lane. No logical explination given, just yelled at by the cop over and over that bikes weren't allowed.
I would have thought that business leaders would have more to worry about than cyclists on pavements. Just a thought.
And -- Under the new scheme, cyclists could be sent on a course highlighting the dangers of weaving in and out of traffic.
Right so I should just stay in a jam with the cars then should I? Imagine having some donkey stop you and send you on a course for 'weaving in and out of traffic'
*** Use back streets to avoid traffic.**
I’ve worked in Holborn for 3 years and have virtually never seen anybody cycling on the pavement. It’s just too busy most of the time.
It’s almost as if the Evening Standard are trying to provoke anti-cycling sentiment within London… hmmm
A spokeswoman for inmidtown stressed that Evening Standard proof-readers are on holiday.
It's not just that, though, it's the enforcement of arbitrarily chosen laws by a private ersatz police force. Why should anyone pander to the sensibilities of the manager of the local Subway franchise, just because that's where they've chosen to locate their business? One person's choice of business placement does not give them the authority to tell members of the public what they should or shouldn't be doing in a public area.
Are they gonna inroduce 'street wardens' for dozy arsed peds stepping into traffic or walking through 'the red man' at the lights? Will they fuck>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
The wardens were involved in the recent arrest of two drug users and also target rough sleepers.
I bet they feel like heroes
..and a few extra things, apparently.
The wrong thing is that the enforcers are hired goons, not the polis. Much like those 'security' guards that stop you taking photos of buildings. There's absolutely no chance whatsoever of their behaviour being controlled or having any form of recourse. Awful though they may be, at least the police have to follow some rules and answer to the public.
Businesses on the South Bank recently proposed banning cyclists from the riverside walkway because of the large number of pedestrians.
Anyway, how respectful can wardens be? I shit on them. I normally don't go crazy when cycling 'Midtown', especially because I fear for my safety, but if any fuckwit comes trying to teach me road
code, I will tell him to suck it.
From the ES comments section:
As regular readers will know, I loathe cyclists. However, I do not rejoice at this news. If thwe police are unable to handle it - as the do quite effectively in the City - then leave the anti social cyclists to pedestrian yobs like me. I have managed to clout two in the last two days outside Farringdon Station. The morons on bikes thought that they could ride through what is left of the pavement by the buiding works as large crowds of commuters were leaving the station. Sadly no blood.
**- BJ, East London, 19/08/2010 13:45**
Anyone fancy hanging around Farringdon one night next week during rush hour to see if this prick fancies a D-Lock in the face? I mean, yes it's moronic to cycle on the pavement outside a station, but the regard in which he holds his violent anti-cycling vigilance makes me want to provoke GBH from him just so I could get him nicked. What a dickhead.
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