Putney bridge shut for 6 months in 2015

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Putney bridge shut for 6 months in 2015

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Re: Putney bridge shut for 6 months in 2015

Postby Dyrlac » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:13 pm

We talked about this a bit in the SCR thread. Will clearly result in total chaos; but if the Putney Hill traffic has nowhere to go, just maybe the entire slope from Tibbets Corner (where everyone will stay on the A3 toward Wandsworth Bridge) to the river could be free from traffic. I'd swim across the river in exchange for that run every morning.

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Re: Putney bridge shut for 6 months in 2015

Postby arran77 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:20 pm

Don't use it myself but what's the big problem for cyclists?

Isn't there a pedestrian footbridge on the Fulham rail bridge just down the river?
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Re: Putney bridge shut for 6 months in 2015

Postby Koncordski » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:46 pm

arran77 wrote:Don't use it myself but what's the big problem for cyclists?

Isn't there a pedestrian footbridge on the Fulham rail bridge just down the river?


Yeah but all the local pensioners will revel in getting up early so they can stand on the bridge and harass anyone with a bicycle. :roll:
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Re: Putney bridge shut for 6 months in 2015

Postby alan sherman » Wed Dec 11, 2013 13:11 pm

And there are a lot of steps on that bridge - not good for Mamils in cleated road shows.

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Re: Putney bridge shut for 6 months in 2015

Postby Ian.B » Wed Dec 11, 2013 13:28 pm

According to the Standard article it will remain open to pedestrians, so no big problem

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Re: Putney bridge shut for 6 months in 2015

Postby arran77 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 13:40 pm

Koncordski wrote:
arran77 wrote:Don't use it myself but what's the big problem for cyclists?

Isn't there a pedestrian footbridge on the Fulham rail bridge just down the river?


Yeah but all the local pensioners will revel in getting up early so they can stand on the bridge and harass anyone with a bicycle. :roll:


Targets you mean :wink:

alan sherman wrote:And there are a lot of steps on that bridge - not good for Mamils in cleated road shows.


Excuses, excuses :roll:

http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Video-Martyn-Ashton-Road-Bike-Party-2.html?trk=rss

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Ian.B wrote:According to the Standard article it will remain open to pedestrians, so no big problem


A lot of fuss about nothing then :wink:
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Re: Putney bridge shut for 6 months in 2015

Postby rjsterry » Wed Dec 11, 2013 13:54 pm

I think at least the first week or two will be like this

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But maybe if TfL do their doom-mongering like they did for the Olympics, then enough will be scared into getting PT/walking to keep things fairly civilised.
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Re: Putney bridge shut for 6 months in 2015

Postby TGOTB » Wed Dec 11, 2013 14:01 pm

I suspect that closing the bridge completely may actually be better for traffic in the area; motorists will be encouraged to plan an alternate route, and after a week or so traffic should be relatively predictable, whereas with the bridge partially open I suspect most will continue to attempt their normal route, causing massive tailbacks.

I don't particularly envy bus passengers, hard to see things being straightforward for them; being dropped off at one end of the bridge and then joining a new queue at the other end won't be very attractive...
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Re: Putney bridge shut for 6 months in 2015

Postby arran77 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 14:11 pm

TGOTB wrote:I don't particularly envy bus passengers, hard to see things being straightforward for them; being dropped off at one end of the bridge and then joining a new queue at the other end won't be very attractive...


Well that'll teach them for using the bus, peasants :wink:

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Re: Putney bridge shut for 6 months in 2015

Postby Il Principe » Wed Dec 11, 2013 16:21 pm

TGOTB wrote:I suspect that closing the bridge completely may actually be better for traffic in the area; motorists will be encouraged to plan an alternate route, and after a week or so traffic should be relatively predictable, whereas with the bridge partially open I suspect most will continue to attempt their normal route, causing massive tailbacks.


hahahahahahahaha. Anyone who drives in that area must be mentally deficient in the first place, so they won't plan properly. It is permanently gridlocked as it is. I live in Wandsworth not far from the Bridge. Traffic around here is also complete carnage 90% of time. I predict an epic clusterf*ck. I had to return a hire car the other day. It took 40 mins to drive 2.8 miles from Wandsworth to East Sheen via Putney...

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Re: Putney bridge shut for 6 months in 2015

Postby Greg66 Tri v2.0 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 16:40 pm

Il Principe wrote:
TGOTB wrote:I suspect that closing the bridge completely may actually be better for traffic in the area; motorists will be encouraged to plan an alternate route, and after a week or so traffic should be relatively predictable, whereas with the bridge partially open I suspect most will continue to attempt their normal route, causing massive tailbacks.


hahahahahahahaha. Anyone who drives in that area must be mentally deficient in the first place, so they won't plan properly. It is permanently gridlocked as it is. I live in Wandsworth not far from the Bridge. Traffic around here is also complete carnage 90% of time. I predict an epic clusterf*ck. I had to return a hire car the other day. It took 40 mins to drive 2.8 miles from Wandsworth to East Sheen via Putney...


Yeah, but that's cos you is a well slow driver.

My Sat am Dad's Cabs run now takes me from SW18 to Dukes Meadows in Chiswick, past Putney Br. That's not going to be made any easier by this closure, is it?

FWIW, Wandsworth to East Sheen IME is best done via Putney Br Rd, LRR, Mill Hill Road, Station Road, Vine Road. URR sucks ass.
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Re: Putney bridge shut for 6 months in 2015

Postby Il Principe » Wed Dec 11, 2013 16:46 pm

ENOUGH WITH THE ABBREVIATIONS.

Did I mention that I can get Cervelo frames at trade prices now? Might buy a few just for the hell of it.

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Re: Putney bridge shut for 6 months in 2015

Postby DonDaddyD » Wed Dec 11, 2013 16:46 pm

Il Principe wrote:
TGOTB wrote:I suspect that closing the bridge completely may actually be better for traffic in the area; motorists will be encouraged to plan an alternate route, and after a week or so traffic should be relatively predictable, whereas with the bridge partially open I suspect most will continue to attempt their normal route, causing massive tailbacks.


hahahahahahahaha. Anyone who drives in that area must be mentally deficient in the first place, so they won't plan properly. It is permanently gridlocked as it is. I live in Wandsworth not far from the Bridge. Traffic around here is also complete carnage 90% of time. I predict an epic clusterf*ck. I had to return a hire car the other day. It took 40 mins to drive 2.8 miles from Wandsworth to East Sheen via Putney...


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Re: Putney bridge shut for 6 months in 2015

Postby Greg66 Tri v2.0 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 16:53 pm

Il Principe wrote:ENOUGH WITH THE ABBREVIATIONS.

Did I mention that I can get Cervelo frames at trade prices now? Might buy a few just for the hell of it.


I wouldn't if I were you.

You'll only end up in tears at the realisation of how much time you've wasted on inferior frames...
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Re: Putney bridge shut for 6 months in 2015

Postby DonDaddyD » Wed Dec 11, 2013 16:56 pm

Greg66 Tri v2.0 wrote:
Il Principe wrote:ENOUGH WITH THE ABBREVIATIONS.

Did I mention that I can get Cervelo frames at trade prices now? Might buy a few just for the hell of it.


I wouldn't if I were you.

You'll only end up in tears at the realisation of how much time you've wasted on inferior frames...

I'm confused? Greg aren't you and your brood Cervelo through and through.
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Re: Putney bridge shut for 6 months in 2015

Postby Greg66 Tri v2.0 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 17:02 pm

DonDaddyD wrote:
Greg66 Tri v2.0 wrote:
Il Principe wrote:ENOUGH WITH THE ABBREVIATIONS.

Did I mention that I can get Cervelo frames at trade prices now? Might buy a few just for the hell of it.


I wouldn't if I were you.

You'll only end up in tears at the realisation of how much time you've wasted on inferior frames...

I'm confused? Greg aren't you and your brood Cervelo through and through.


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If IP buys a Cervelo, he will realise how infinitely superior it is to everything he has previously ridden. Even his Chinarello fleet.

This will upset him. All those days he has spent attacking epic European mountain climbs have been days riding second and third rate frames. He could have had the sublime joy of riding them on a Cervelo. But he's lost those days forever, and can't have them back.

This will upset him greatly.

It is therefore better that he never finds out how much he has missed. So he should not buy a Cervelo.

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Re: Putney bridge shut for 6 months in 2015

Postby Il Principe » Wed Dec 11, 2013 17:04 pm

DDD's response was way funnier.

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Re: Putney bridge shut for 6 months in 2015

Postby DonDaddyD » Wed Dec 11, 2013 17:49 pm

I'm slow on the old uptake today... sigh.
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