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Old August 14th 13, 05:58 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
jnugent
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23672538

"Aerial cycle highways for London"

"Sam Martin, director at Exterior Architects, says new space needs to be
found for cyclists. His Skycycle idea is for a network of elevated
routes that would run over Network Rail train lines.

"Bikes would remain on the roads but SkyCycle will bring in a new type
of cyclist - people who want a direct route into work and those who feel
unsafe cycling on busy London streets.

"The highways would be 14m wide, accommodating three or four cyclists
abreast in each direction. Lifts and ramps would get cyclists up to the
cycleway.

"The first route to be planned is a 6.5km artery from the Olympic Park
at Stratford in East London to Liverpool Street in the City. It would be
able to deliver up to 5,000 cyclists an hour in and out of central
London and would cost about £200m to build, Martin predicts."


So far... so good...

But...


"It sounds a lot but compared with Crossrail is cheap, he argues. The
scheme would be operated by Transport for London with cyclists paying by
Oyster swipe card...".


Ah well... it was a good idea for the few seconds it lasted before
sliding into surreal fantasy.
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Old August 15th 13, 11:25 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Mentalguy2k8[_2_]
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"JNugent" wrote in message
...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23672538


So far... so good...

But...


"It sounds a lot but compared with Crossrail is cheap, he argues. The
scheme would be operated by Transport for London with cyclists paying by
Oyster swipe card...".


Ah well... it was a good idea for the few seconds it lasted before sliding
into surreal fantasy.


A 500% tax on all bicycles and cycling parts/accessories/clothing/sharpened
screwdrivers should raise the money needed without bothering psycholists
who, apparently, are more wealthy than anyone else.

How about deodourised "sheep dips" at every exit, so the foul-smelling
psycholists can at least return to civilisation without their customary
whiffs?


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Old August 15th 13, 12:26 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Bertie Wooster[_2_]
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On Thu, 15 Aug 2013 11:25:25 +0100, "Mentalguy2k8"
wrote:


"JNugent" wrote in message
...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23672538


So far... so good...

But...


"It sounds a lot but compared with Crossrail is cheap, he argues. The
scheme would be operated by Transport for London with cyclists paying by
Oyster swipe card...".


Ah well... it was a good idea for the few seconds it lasted before sliding
into surreal fantasy.


A 500% tax on all bicycles and cycling parts/accessories/clothing/sharpened
screwdrivers should raise the money needed without bothering psycholists
who, apparently, are more wealthy than anyone else.

How about deodourised "sheep dips" at every exit, so the foul-smelling
psycholists can at least return to civilisation without their customary
whiffs?


Sheep dip at every cycle lane exit, what an excellent idea!
www.whisky-pages.com/images/sheep-dip.jpg
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Old August 15th 13, 02:04 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Rob Morley
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On Thu, 15 Aug 2013 12:26:17 +0100
Bertie Wooster wrote:

Sheep dip at every cycle lane exit, what an excellent idea!
www.whisky-pages.com/images/sheep-dip.jpg


This one please: http://www.plainales.co.uk/sheepdip.html

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Old August 15th 13, 02:09 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Brian Robertson[_10_]
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On 15/08/2013 14:04, Rob Morley wrote:
On Thu, 15 Aug 2013 12:26:17 +0100
Bertie Wooster wrote:

Sheep dip at every cycle lane exit, what an excellent idea!
www.whisky-pages.com/images/sheep-dip.jpg


This one please: http://www.plainales.co.uk/sheepdip.html


Dip me in that any time! Glug, glug, glug!
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Old August 16th 13, 08:35 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Stanley Daniel de Liver[_2_]
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On Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:04:35 +0100, Rob Morley wrote:

On Thu, 15 Aug 2013 12:26:17 +0100
Bertie Wooster wrote:

Sheep dip at every cycle lane exit, what an excellent idea!
www.whisky-pages.com/images/sheep-dip.jpg


This one please: http://www.plainales.co.uk/sheepdip.html

Does it come from a Black Sheep?

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Old August 16th 13, 05:45 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Rob Morley
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On Fri, 16 Aug 2013 08:35:41 +0100
"Stanley Daniel de Liver" wrote:

On Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:04:35 +0100, Rob Morley
wrote:

On Thu, 15 Aug 2013 12:26:17 +0100
Bertie Wooster wrote:

Sheep dip at every cycle lane exit, what an excellent idea!
www.whisky-pages.com/images/sheep-dip.jpg


This one please: http://www.plainales.co.uk/sheepdip.html

Does it come from a Black Sheep?

That reminded me to look up "Riggwelter" - and now I know. :-)

 




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