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    mmm interesting, typical mixed bag approach but a lot of the routes look on direct desire lines.

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    Also the observatory are turning other groups from observing on that night, so from nowish if you're on the list I'm considering you as a definite and I'll need a fiver one or the other to pay for staffing.

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    iPlayer link to the Sky at Night episode filmed at the obsevatory: bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04­vkfvp/the-sky-at-night-the-pillars-of-cr­eation

    Featuring hints but no full frontals of the telescopes we will be seeing ...

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    I suppose, since you are expressing a view on this issue you really ought to have a look.

    haha, subtly put, but I haven't really expressed a strong opinion on Hackney per se, more of a general comment on segregation has a distinct and useful and necessary place on the roads of London.

    The treatment there may be transferrable to parts of the A5, especially if there is a quiteway and especially if there is a strong function of 'place to hang out' rather than transit

    Now that is dangerous talk. some roads should be about transit, the A5 is a major route through NW london, suggesting that 'place' can replace 'transit' is pretty wishful thinking. Some roads should be about fast efficient movement of people and goods, trying to convert every road to 'place' is a fools errand.

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    Well the concept of quietways was in my head just a repeat of the non-cycle friendly cycle routes through Westminster and Brent, Hackney is relatively new to me.

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    I know we are going round in circles Nic

    I genuinely think this discussion has been positive and not circular. My position has shifted somewhat since @cyclelove threw the gauntlet down.

    I am asking this because, being pragmatic, and considering the massive cost of building a segregated lane on A10 -which isn't the busiest of A roads especially between Dalston and Shoreditch, a decent quietway would enable people to travel to and from hackney to the centre)

    Fair point, but I have rarely if ever used the A10, I don't know enough about it's utility to make a sensible contribution. Sorry if that sounds evasive but I'm a westerner. I can say that if the road is similar to the A5 through Maida Vale and Kilburn then I would definitely support segregated lanes.

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    For the quietways, that would make sense. But the quietways are a different solution to a different problem than the solution of segregation on main roads. Which brings us back to the original petition which was to persuade the LCC in Hackney to drop its refusal to use segregation where it is needed.

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    The Tavistock/Calthorpe section of the LCN through Camden. The LCN through North Westminster just south of Marylebone road. I think it is going to be very council specific

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    There's an empty shop here, google.co.uk/maps/place/Lond­on/@51.5279224,-0.1236223,18z/data=!4m2!­3m1!1s0x47d8a00baf21de75:0x52963a5addd52­a99?hl=en corner of Tonbridge and Cromer.

    Loads of nodder commuter traffic through there heading for whidborne and then to play with the busses outside Kings X.

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