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marcomarcos

Member since Apr 2009 • Last active Jan 2015
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    Has anyone got a Hump Signal or tried one on / seen one in the flesh?

    If so any opinions?

    I've been contemplating going High Viz and want something waterproof with a hood, this seems to tick the boxes and is reasonably priced

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    London pop up / street food map, apologies if a repost

    google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid­=zR53ej6gqjW8.kBJd0pSVaqMY

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    Just a thought and probably too late to change, but maybe it would be more appropriate for the LFGSS logo on the front of the shirt to be light blue rather than black.

    I've put my order in anyway...

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    Moisture from the Amazon rainforest rises and is blown south to become rain in Brazil's southeast. They have so much water they generate their electricity with hydropower. But with the rainforests reduced its not raining.

    theguardian.com/world/2015/ja­n/23/brazil-worst-drought-history

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    ^ Btw, Lucy was great fun

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    Birdman, seems we follow the forum trend, I thought I was going to hate it and loved it, Mrs the opposite. It was a bit pretentious but in a good way. And I'm pretty certain the film ended before it ended, I'm just not sure exactly where it ended.

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    I enjoyed The Gambler last night, the Wire / Treme cast reunion was a bonus. Worth a watch.

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    Very interesting story in the Guardian today about the proposed canal in Nicaragua, funded by the Chinese.

    theguardian.com/world/2015/ja­n/20/-sp-nicaragua-canal-land-opportunit­y-fear-route

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    I agree there's no problem with cars using the road from a spatial perspective, but the no entry signs were put up to stop the route becoming a rat run because of the school at one end and the playground at the other.

    My issue is the lack of enforcement and the number of cars that speed through at 30mph plus. The police would be more useful located here with their speed guns than hiding behind a tree in Hyde Park.

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    OK, so the road close to me into the Olympic Park is no entry other than for buses and cycles. But plenty of cars speed through it as it's a convenient rat run and saves them about five minutes going around a bigger loop.

    I raised the issue with Roadsafe and the PC who replied commented

    "Please note, having seen the picture the No Entry is conditional as it allows some vehicles not all. It is therefore not enforceable as an endorseable ticket as would be normal for a No Entry sign. It maybe that it is under civil enforcement and would be dealt with by the local council. Local policy would apply".

    I replied asking

    "Can you just confirm/clarify - are cars allowed to drive through on this road without penalty? To me it looks as if only busses and cycles are allowed to use the road. Are you saying that a car could use the road, despite the no entry sign, without fear of a fine or ticket should they be caught by a policeman?"

    He replied "If seen driving in contravention of a traffic sign it is an offence under s.36 Road Traffic Act 1988 by means of Regulation 10 of Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions. The method it is dealt with is not always the same. Some boroughs in London have chosen that some signs are to be dealt with by civil enforcement while other areas they remain with the police to enforce. Your local SNT will know what there local directions are".

    I really don't get this, surely if it's a no entry sign then driving through it should at the very minimum mean a fine? And if it's local policy that the police don't enforce then who does?

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