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Re: Bradmore Green one-way Proposal
« Reply #90 on: March 28, 2006, 10:05:43 am »
hmmm...I haven't seen too many Rolls Royce Phantoms on the school run lately !

My point has nothing to do with the environmental aspect - it has all to do with the size of some of these monsters e.g. Range Rover, Toyota Land Cruiser, B*W X5, Discovery, Volvo XC90, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Merc ML etc etc. These things are huge and I talk from personal experience of having seen mums struggle with these things in the small car park. This means cars are not parked efficiently, it takes ages to park and un-park one of these beasts and all this causes a huge 'backlog' in the unofficial one-way system causing chaos. I really feel sorry for the local residents who cannot get in or out of their own roads. The point about a 'high' car being easy to load/take out kids is a perfectly valid one - but even then, there are many other safe and practical small cars that are suited to this task and wont cause a gridlock.
Still say that the kids & parents that are abel to walk, should! >:(
 

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Re: Bradmore Green one-way Proposal
« Reply #91 on: March 28, 2006, 11:12:34 am »
I have seen one, but the the article makes the point that the rant about 'gas guzzling' 4X4s is ill thought out - even Greenpeace agree with that. Nevertheless, I agree with the parking issue - it takes practice and effort to park safely in any large vehicle. I personally would like to see further driving test brought in for any large vehicle.

The article also made the point about the height of the 4X4 being useful when getting children in and out. This is the a valid point - my aching back from my old car is now much happier.

Children should be able to walk and cycle to school - oh yes! Fine theory. Two points . One, the state abandoned local schools (particularly at secondary level in this area) a long time ago with specialist schools. Come all from any old where and sod the local community. Two, suppose you have 1 child at a primary school and one at a secondary school - what are you supposed to do, teleport? So get practical, get real.

Oh and what happened to that age old English virtue of patiently waiting in a queue? Even for someone parking? Or did that virtue get left out of education a long time ago and I did not notice?
 

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Re: Bradmore Green one-way Proposal
« Reply #92 on: March 28, 2006, 05:53:52 pm »
The one at secondary school can get the bus, train or school bus.
 

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Re: Bradmore Green one-way Proposal
« Reply #93 on: March 28, 2006, 07:33:30 pm »
My rant about gas guzzling 4x4s was ill placed in this particular debate - it just came out in the heat of the moment - but to me, the bigger the car, the more heavy metal you have to shift and the more fuel you need to shift it - but that's a different argument on a different thread.

My main point is that the reason we get congestion on narrow roads and small car parks is due to big monsters like Range Rovers, Porsche Cayenne, Toyota Land Cruiser.

Re "the point about age old English virtue of patiently waiting in a queue" - I still think happens to a degree and we are far better at it than other places - e.g. France/Italy.

As for walking/commuting to school - this is absolutely the right thing where possible - but it just isn't always possible.
 

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Re: Bradmore Green one-way Proposal
« Reply #94 on: April 21, 2006, 10:37:13 am »
Well, the covers are off the NO ENTRY signs  on Bradmore Green and still some idiots are ignoring them! ::)http://
 

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Re: Bradmore Green one-way Proposal
« Reply #95 on: May 07, 2006, 10:18:39 pm »
I have noticed when turning right opposite the butchers that a signpost has been erected on the corner of the green.   It has been hit a number of times and there was broken glass there last week.   It is a particularly tight turn and if possible cars should avoid parking on that corner by the greengrocers.
 

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Re: Bradmore Green one-way Proposal
« Reply #96 on: May 07, 2006, 11:59:38 pm »
Whilst voting last week I asked the local community officers what they were doing about the cars parked the wrong way round in the new one way system. Apparently enforcing the law is down to the council parking officer and they have been to the village 3 times this year. In other words Not my problem guv. If any body spots a council parking officer can they inform the WWW they might be able to start a captive breeding program.
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Re: Bradmore Green one-way Proposal
« Reply #97 on: July 01, 2006, 12:35:12 pm »

One way or not one way - what's with the bin bags?

Bradmore Green - has the highways deparment had second thoughts?
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Re: Bradmore Green one-way Proposal
« Reply #98 on: July 05, 2006, 12:32:19 pm »
its to give life interest now we are out of the world cup-one week on one week off I think. we were all just getting used to it too.
 

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Re: Bradmore Green one-way Proposal
« Reply #99 on: July 05, 2006, 10:41:54 pm »
Is it OK to put bin bags over speed cameras???
 

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Re: Bradmore Green one-way Proposal
« Reply #100 on: July 07, 2006, 12:21:57 pm »
Good to see that speeding is on the agenda-yet again. I wonder if they will ever deal with the Station Road by-pass  i:e Holloways Lane in Welham Green. I live a few doors from the chicane and it can be very exciting at times. The neighbours have petitioned the appropriate authorities but have been told that as there hasn't been a MAJOR incident nothing can be done.  Dubhagan
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Dubhagan.
 

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Re: Bradmore Green one-way Proposal
« Reply #101 on: July 07, 2006, 01:39:04 pm »

I have now had a reply from the Highways Department regarding the bin bags over the one-way signs in Bradmore Green:

There has been a 'legal hitch' with the Traffic Order and the signs need to be amended - at the moment they are not legally enforceable. This will be sorted - "within weeks rather than months, and obviously as quickly as possible".

Hertfordshire Highways apologises for the inconvenience and asks that drivers CONTINUE TO TREAT IT AS A ONE-WAY SYSTEM (the lettering is still on the road) but to DRIVE WITH CAUTION.
 

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Re: Bradmore Green one-way Proposal
« Reply #102 on: July 07, 2006, 03:14:25 pm »
Thanks Mermaid.

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Re: Bradmore Green one-way Proposal
« Reply #103 on: July 07, 2006, 05:08:55 pm »
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This will be sorted - "within weeks rather than months, and obviously as quickly as possible".

This topic started with:
Hertfordshire Highways is considering a request for a one-way system to be introduced on some roads around Brookmans Park’s Bradmore Green.

Yes, it's taken them over two years to get this far and now they hope for "weeks rather than months". Wonderful :(
 

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Re: Bradmore Green one-way Proposal
« Reply #104 on: July 07, 2006, 08:04:11 pm »
This grinding incompetence does wear you down doesnt it? wouldnt it be safer to leave the bags off and not tell anyone they cant be prosecuted? Now the road signs are wrong and we can all see the signs covered. Drive carefully but you can drive where you like-great?
 

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Re: Bradmore Green one-way Proposal
« Reply #105 on: July 14, 2006, 10:54:46 am »
Does anyone know why the No Entry and One Way Signs have been covered up?
I have been away for a couple of weeks.
 

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Re: Bradmore Green one-way Proposal
« Reply #106 on: July 14, 2006, 12:27:40 pm »
See thread for Bradmore Green one-way proposal .....
 

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Re: Bradmore Green one-way Proposal
« Reply #107 on: July 14, 2006, 01:31:47 pm »
See thread for Bradmore Green one-way proposal .....

here!
 

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Re: Bradmore Green one-way Proposal
« Reply #108 on: July 16, 2006, 12:30:45 pm »
I've merged the threads to keep all discussions together.

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Re: Bradmore Green one-way Proposal
« Reply #109 on: July 16, 2006, 12:31:30 pm »
This grinding incompetence does wear you down doesnt it? wouldnt it be safer to leave the bags off and not tell anyone they cant be prosecuted? Now the road signs are wrong and we can all see the signs covered. Drive carefully but you can drive where you like-great?

Why are the road signs wrong? :icon_scratch:
 

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Re: Bradmore Green one-way Proposal
« Reply #110 on: July 16, 2006, 01:57:40 pm »
The impression I get is the signs are ok but there are technicalities over notices that have to be given before putting up such signs which have not been met first time round and they have had to start again. Its a mess up whatever.
 

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« Reply #111 on: July 25, 2006, 06:07:20 pm »
Seems funny that HH can afford to think about doing the job but not to actually do it - surely eight grey metal tubes with round signs on the top don't cost that much?

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you'd be suprised. I make them all day and theres the aly which has to be cut and have channels rivited to it then its cleaned and has class 1 white reflective vinyl rolled on (which ain't easy believe me!!!) then you've got to line up the other coloured bits of vinyl on top. and thats just one.
 

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Re: Bradmore Green one-way Proposal
« Reply #112 on: July 26, 2006, 09:05:43 am »
Ladies and gentlemen......................

The bags are off!
 

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Re: Bradmore Green one-way Proposal
« Reply #113 on: October 29, 2006, 07:11:43 pm »
Conversation overhead yesterday as a woman (who was parking the wrong way in the Bradmore Green one-way system) was approached by another woman.

Pedestrian: "Do you realise this is a one-way system".
Motorist: "Oh yes, I do".

End of conversation.

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