Bumps on road agreed

Bumps on road agreed

Bumps on road agreed

First published in News

A series of controversial speed bumps will be installed despite concerns about the lack of consultation.

Last month Oxfordshire County Council approved plans to place 16 pairs of cushion speed humps and a puffin crossing along Middleton Stoney Road.

But town councillors claimed they weren’t consulted and the decision was reviewed.

The county council’s cabinet yesterday decided to go ahead with the scheme.

Some members suggested another consultation, but county council leader Ian Hudspeth expressed doubts whether this would change the decision.

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9:32am Wed 18 Jun 14

Bure Park Resident says...

Disgraceful.
Disgraceful. Bure Park Resident
  • Score: 11

10:20am Wed 18 Jun 14

snert says...

So Hudspeth has expressed doubts that it'll change the decision ie. The decision has been made and we don't care whether you like it or not.

Well done. A step forward for democracy there.

16 pairs of speedhumps! Why not close the road and make it a mud track and put us all back on pony and trap. Get rid of cars altogether. This is a road! Why is right of way ON A ROAD, being given to everything but road vehicles?
So Hudspeth has expressed doubts that it'll change the decision ie. The decision has been made and we don't care whether you like it or not. Well done. A step forward for democracy there. 16 pairs of speedhumps! Why not close the road and make it a mud track and put us all back on pony and trap. Get rid of cars altogether. This is a road! Why is right of way ON A ROAD, being given to everything but road vehicles? snert
  • Score: 14

10:35am Wed 18 Jun 14

scampbird says...

Councillors in "live on a different planet" shock.
Councillors in "live on a different planet" shock. scampbird
  • Score: 9

11:11am Wed 18 Jun 14

grandconjuration says...

If motorists could be trusted to adhere to speed limits there would be no need for speed humps. However, the number of convictions for speeding demonstrates that they can't.
If motorists could be trusted to adhere to speed limits there would be no need for speed humps. However, the number of convictions for speeding demonstrates that they can't. grandconjuration
  • Score: 12

11:34am Wed 18 Jun 14

Quentin Walker says...

"...Some members suggested another consultation, but county council leader Ian Hudspeth expressed doubts whether this would change the decision..."

Mr Hudspeth could at least have pretended to be democratic.
"...Some members suggested another consultation, but county council leader Ian Hudspeth expressed doubts whether this would change the decision..." Mr Hudspeth could at least have pretended to be democratic. Quentin Walker
  • Score: 5

12:59pm Wed 18 Jun 14

King Joke says...

Just drive slowly and the bumps won't bother you. Problem solved!
Just drive slowly and the bumps won't bother you. Problem solved! King Joke
  • Score: 2

1:42pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Severian says...

Once again Oxfordshire Tories completely ignore the views of Bicester people. This is "democracy" in action.
Once again Oxfordshire Tories completely ignore the views of Bicester people. This is "democracy" in action. Severian
  • Score: 2

2:29pm Wed 18 Jun 14

JanetJ says...

grandconjuration wrote:
If motorists could be trusted to adhere to speed limits there would be no need for speed humps. However, the number of convictions for speeding demonstrates that they can't.
Judging by the bits and pieces that have obviously dropped off cars (exhaust parts, wheel hubs etc) that I have seen near the speed bumps in Kirtlington I can only assume that drivers ignore them completely and drive through regardless.
[quote][p][bold]grandconjuration[/bold] wrote: If motorists could be trusted to adhere to speed limits there would be no need for speed humps. However, the number of convictions for speeding demonstrates that they can't.[/p][/quote]Judging by the bits and pieces that have obviously dropped off cars (exhaust parts, wheel hubs etc) that I have seen near the speed bumps in Kirtlington I can only assume that drivers ignore them completely and drive through regardless. JanetJ
  • Score: 1

2:49pm Wed 18 Jun 14

King Joke says...

THe best thing about speed cushions is that idiotic small-pr|cked chavs in cheaply and tastelessly modified Corsas and Saxos have to negotiate them at about 0.5 mph. It's hilarious to watch.
THe best thing about speed cushions is that idiotic small-pr|cked chavs in cheaply and tastelessly modified Corsas and Saxos have to negotiate them at about 0.5 mph. It's hilarious to watch. King Joke
  • Score: 11

6:20pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Dreamliner says...

As Oxfordshire County Council say, on their website:.

'Problems with traffic calming .......
Consensus - Consultation is an important part of any new traffic measure. However, getting a consensus opinion is difficult and time-consuming. This can be frustrating for those who wish to see results quickly'.

Perhaps then a little harsh to suggest OCC are sidestepping full and proper consultation ... they're simply helping us all (and themselves) to avoid the frustration of consulting on an issue that's already been decided!
As Oxfordshire County Council say, on their website:. 'Problems with traffic calming ....... Consensus - Consultation is an important part of any new traffic measure. However, getting a consensus opinion is difficult and time-consuming. This can be frustrating for those who wish to see results quickly'. Perhaps then a little harsh to suggest OCC are sidestepping full and proper consultation ... they're simply helping us all (and themselves) to avoid the frustration of consulting on an issue that's already been decided! Dreamliner
  • Score: 2

9:21pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Stephen WJ says...

How tragic that the Bicester Town Council tory cabal can't influence their Oxfordshire County Council tory colleagues to stop such an idiotic change. What is their point? We've been here before with the incinerator at Ardley.

It's what happens when a single party has been in control of all levels of government for too long with no effective opposition - and I write this as a natural conservative. They couldn't give a toss what's good for the locals.

It'll end up as ludicrous as the Buckingham road single lane calming fiasco.
How tragic that the Bicester Town Council tory cabal can't influence their Oxfordshire County Council tory colleagues to stop such an idiotic change. What is their point? We've been here before with the incinerator at Ardley. It's what happens when a single party has been in control of all levels of government for too long with no effective opposition - and I write this as a natural conservative. They couldn't give a toss what's good for the locals. It'll end up as ludicrous as the Buckingham road single lane calming fiasco. Stephen WJ
  • Score: 2

10:56pm Wed 18 Jun 14

steph80 says...

As someone who lives in that area most of the objections have NOTHING to do with any ability to speed I have children and I don't want them endangered but the additional roadworks and traffic congestion in an area where it is already horrendous with the flow into town, to and from Bicester Village and the rat run out of town to avoid the M40 roundabout. I have no choice but to hit that road because I live there. I have to do the A34 as it is and this will add another chunk of time I will miss with my kids in the morning to journey that in treat time should take half an hour but already takes double at best. Doing it without fully consulting residents is not on
As someone who lives in that area most of the objections have NOTHING to do with any ability to speed I have children and I don't want them endangered but the additional roadworks and traffic congestion in an area where it is already horrendous with the flow into town, to and from Bicester Village and the rat run out of town to avoid the M40 roundabout. I have no choice but to hit that road because I live there. I have to do the A34 as it is and this will add another chunk of time I will miss with my kids in the morning to journey that in treat time should take half an hour but already takes double at best. Doing it without fully consulting residents is not on steph80
  • Score: 1

6:38am Thu 19 Jun 14

King Joke says...

THe objectors may not want to speed, but plenty of people do, and they need hammering down.
THe objectors may not want to speed, but plenty of people do, and they need hammering down. King Joke
  • Score: 2

10:04am Thu 19 Jun 14

Bure Park Resident says...

It is true that it appears that local Conservative Councillors appear to have been treated with contempt by the Conservative Leader of Oxfordshire County Council and his Cabinet Colleagues. A man who is so out of touch that he failed to retain his safe District Council seat a year ago. He appears not to have learnt his lesson. Time for a revolution at County Hall methinks.
It is true that it appears that local Conservative Councillors appear to have been treated with contempt by the Conservative Leader of Oxfordshire County Council and his Cabinet Colleagues. A man who is so out of touch that he failed to retain his safe District Council seat a year ago. He appears not to have learnt his lesson. Time for a revolution at County Hall methinks. Bure Park Resident
  • Score: 2

5:20pm Thu 19 Jun 14

John Lamb says...

Do these speed bumps slow down everyone?
I think not.
Anything with a wide wheelbase just speeds over them. As I have to slow down for them I have lost count of the times that some impatient white van man or other numpty has overtaken me while I'm slowing down for them. The ones with gaps between them don't slow motor bikes down at all.
Do these speed bumps slow down everyone? I think not. Anything with a wide wheelbase just speeds over them. As I have to slow down for them I have lost count of the times that some impatient white van man or other numpty has overtaken me while I'm slowing down for them. The ones with gaps between them don't slow motor bikes down at all. John Lamb
  • Score: 4

6:16pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Hammersmith Pops says...

I think they should use the Tarmac to help fill the potholes in the roads, put up plenty of speed cameras if people want to speed, loose their licences and put money into the coffers that's up to them.
Bumps will only cause pain and discomfort to the infirm and back pain sufferers why should everyone suffer for the sake of a few idiots who have a heavy right foot!
I think they should use the Tarmac to help fill the potholes in the roads, put up plenty of speed cameras if people want to speed, loose their licences and put money into the coffers that's up to them. Bumps will only cause pain and discomfort to the infirm and back pain sufferers why should everyone suffer for the sake of a few idiots who have a heavy right foot! Hammersmith Pops
  • Score: 5

8:55pm Thu 19 Jun 14

tired99 says...

If there was a complete ring road around Bicester no-one would need to use Middleton Stoney Road apart from local residents. Things are only going to get worse now that Sibley and his Tory mates have scuppered plans for Howes Lane to become the last ring road section.

The speed bumps were in the plans for Kingsmere so the Tories should have known about them and should have done something about them but as per usual these incompetent Councillors can't be bothered to read their paperwork.

Some of these Councillors are on Oxfordshire County Council, Cherwell District Council and Bicester Town Council. What are these people doing for the people of Bicester?
If there was a complete ring road around Bicester no-one would need to use Middleton Stoney Road apart from local residents. Things are only going to get worse now that Sibley and his Tory mates have scuppered plans for Howes Lane to become the last ring road section. The speed bumps were in the plans for Kingsmere so the Tories should have known about them and should have done something about them but as per usual these incompetent Councillors can't be bothered to read their paperwork. Some of these Councillors are on Oxfordshire County Council, Cherwell District Council and Bicester Town Council. What are these people doing for the people of Bicester? tired99
  • Score: 1

12:22am Fri 20 Jun 14

Severian says...

tired99 wrote:
If there was a complete ring road around Bicester no-one would need to use Middleton Stoney Road apart from local residents. Things are only going to get worse now that Sibley and his Tory mates have scuppered plans for Howes Lane to become the last ring road section.

The speed bumps were in the plans for Kingsmere so the Tories should have known about them and should have done something about them but as per usual these incompetent Councillors can't be bothered to read their paperwork.

Some of these Councillors are on Oxfordshire County Council, Cherwell District Council and Bicester Town Council. What are these people doing for the people of Bicester?
It gets worse - Howes Lane is going to be dug up and turned into houses for the Eco-Town, and the road re-routed through the new housing estate to become an "urban boulevard". That's planner speak for a road through houses with lots of traffic lights on it, and a 30mph speed limit. So Bicester is going to lose the bit of ring road it actually managed to get built! And the road is going to be placed into an estate of 6,000 houses, so you can see how congested it is going to get in future.

You couldn't make it up if you tried. Our Tory councillors just beggar belief with their idiotic ideas.
[quote][p][bold]tired99[/bold] wrote: If there was a complete ring road around Bicester no-one would need to use Middleton Stoney Road apart from local residents. Things are only going to get worse now that Sibley and his Tory mates have scuppered plans for Howes Lane to become the last ring road section. The speed bumps were in the plans for Kingsmere so the Tories should have known about them and should have done something about them but as per usual these incompetent Councillors can't be bothered to read their paperwork. Some of these Councillors are on Oxfordshire County Council, Cherwell District Council and Bicester Town Council. What are these people doing for the people of Bicester?[/p][/quote]It gets worse - Howes Lane is going to be dug up and turned into houses for the Eco-Town, and the road re-routed through the new housing estate to become an "urban boulevard". That's planner speak for a road through houses with lots of traffic lights on it, and a 30mph speed limit. So Bicester is going to lose the bit of ring road it actually managed to get built! And the road is going to be placed into an estate of 6,000 houses, so you can see how congested it is going to get in future. You couldn't make it up if you tried. Our Tory councillors just beggar belief with their idiotic ideas. Severian
  • Score: 3

8:37am Fri 20 Jun 14

Stephen WJ says...

Severian wrote:
tired99 wrote:
If there was a complete ring road around Bicester no-one would need to use Middleton Stoney Road apart from local residents. Things are only going to get worse now that Sibley and his Tory mates have scuppered plans for Howes Lane to become the last ring road section.

The speed bumps were in the plans for Kingsmere so the Tories should have known about them and should have done something about them but as per usual these incompetent Councillors can't be bothered to read their paperwork.

Some of these Councillors are on Oxfordshire County Council, Cherwell District Council and Bicester Town Council. What are these people doing for the people of Bicester?It gets worse - Howes Lane is going to be dug up and turned into houses for the Eco-Town, and the road re-routed through the new housing estate to become an "urban boulevard...and so what can we do? it's clear that the local tories have totally lost the plot - just have a quick think of some 'interesting' local developments...

* car parking charges - remember that and how misjudged their plan was
* concreting over farmland and calling it eco (always makes me choke that one)
* planning to spend millions on market square in a recession, making it harder to park, harder to drive in and harder to miss being knocked down by large vehicles (no one talks about this any more)
* allowing the county to nod through an incinerator next to an eco town and down wind of the largest growth town in the country
* allowing the Oxford to Cambridge rail link to shut one of the main approaches into town for half an hour each hour
* allowing a monsterous bridge to be built on top of a nursery (no one wants to take responsivbility for it, but it didn't just appear!)
* Putting chicanes on the main routes and between the people who want to get to Pioneeer Square, Bicester North station, the two town secondary schools, and any employment there is in town - 'welcome to Bicester, join the back of a huge queue and then take your life into your own hands as the loonies in front try to jump the order of priority'
* Cutting a deal with Sainsbury fo develop the town centre then ripping them off with a better deal with Tesco out of town

Oh god, I could do on...

This will continue until there's opporsition to our one party state.
[quote][p][bold]Severian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tired99[/bold] wrote: If there was a complete ring road around Bicester no-one would need to use Middleton Stoney Road apart from local residents. Things are only going to get worse now that Sibley and his Tory mates have scuppered plans for Howes Lane to become the last ring road section. The speed bumps were in the plans for Kingsmere so the Tories should have known about them and should have done something about them but as per usual these incompetent Councillors can't be bothered to read their paperwork. Some of these Councillors are on Oxfordshire County Council, Cherwell District Council and Bicester Town Council. What are these people doing for the people of Bicester?[/p][/quote]It gets worse - Howes Lane is going to be dug up and turned into houses for the Eco-Town, and the road re-routed through the new housing estate to become an "urban boulevard...and so what can we do? it's clear that the local tories have totally lost the plot - just have a quick think of some 'interesting' local developments... * car parking charges - remember that and how misjudged their plan was * concreting over farmland and calling it eco (always makes me choke that one) * planning to spend millions on market square in a recession, making it harder to park, harder to drive in and harder to miss being knocked down by large vehicles (no one talks about this any more) * allowing the county to nod through an incinerator next to an eco town and down wind of the largest growth town in the country * allowing the Oxford to Cambridge rail link to shut one of the main approaches into town for half an hour each hour * allowing a monsterous bridge to be built on top of a nursery (no one wants to take responsivbility for it, but it didn't just appear!) * Putting chicanes on the main routes and between the people who want to get to Pioneeer Square, Bicester North station, the two town secondary schools, and any employment there is in town - 'welcome to Bicester, join the back of a huge queue and then take your life into your own hands as the loonies in front try to jump the order of priority' * Cutting a deal with Sainsbury fo develop the town centre then ripping them off with a better deal with Tesco out of town Oh god, I could do on... This will continue until there's opporsition to our one party state. Stephen WJ
  • Score: 2

8:43am Fri 20 Jun 14

King Joke says...

IF you can't see the benefit of a fast electric rail link to your nearest large towns, and connections to the national network, then God help you. It will bring far greater benefits than the 20 sec/day/car speed humps will cost.
IF you can't see the benefit of a fast electric rail link to your nearest large towns, and connections to the national network, then God help you. It will bring far greater benefits than the 20 sec/day/car speed humps will cost. King Joke
  • Score: -2

2:05am Sat 21 Jun 14

The New Private Eye says...

Stephen WJ wrote:
Severian wrote:
tired99 wrote:
If there was a complete ring road around Bicester no-one would need to use Middleton Stoney Road apart from local residents. Things are only going to get worse now that Sibley and his Tory mates have scuppered plans for Howes Lane to become the last ring road section.

The speed bumps were in the plans for Kingsmere so the Tories should have known about them and should have done something about them but as per usual these incompetent Councillors can't be bothered to read their paperwork.

Some of these Councillors are on Oxfordshire County Council, Cherwell District Council and Bicester Town Council. What are these people doing for the people of Bicester?It gets worse - Howes Lane is going to be dug up and turned into houses for the Eco-Town, and the road re-routed through the new housing estate to become an "urban boulevard...and so what can we do? it's clear that the local tories have totally lost the plot - just have a quick think of some 'interesting' local developments...

* car parking charges - remember that and how misjudged their plan was
* concreting over farmland and calling it eco (always makes me choke that one)
* planning to spend millions on market square in a recession, making it harder to park, harder to drive in and harder to miss being knocked down by large vehicles (no one talks about this any more)
* allowing the county to nod through an incinerator next to an eco town and down wind of the largest growth town in the country
* allowing the Oxford to Cambridge rail link to shut one of the main approaches into town for half an hour each hour
* allowing a monsterous bridge to be built on top of a nursery (no one wants to take responsivbility for it, but it didn't just appear!)
* Putting chicanes on the main routes and between the people who want to get to Pioneeer Square, Bicester North station, the two town secondary schools, and any employment there is in town - 'welcome to Bicester, join the back of a huge queue and then take your life into your own hands as the loonies in front try to jump the order of priority'
* Cutting a deal with Sainsbury fo develop the town centre then ripping them off with a better deal with Tesco out of town

Oh god, I could do on...

This will continue until there's opporsition to our one party state.It looks like that the open corruption of 3rd world countries that we so much (supposedly) despise, is opening up just a wee bit more here now, after hundreds of years of keeping it under the carpet. But at least we all now know who we have to pay to get things done. By the way I emailed Hudspeth about an illegal and very dangerous situation in Oxford caused by County Council mismanagement, and surprise, surprise i did not even get a computer generated reply. That bloke makes his previous boss look like the bastion of democracy, if that is possible.
[quote][p][bold]Stephen WJ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Severian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tired99[/bold] wrote: If there was a complete ring road around Bicester no-one would need to use Middleton Stoney Road apart from local residents. Things are only going to get worse now that Sibley and his Tory mates have scuppered plans for Howes Lane to become the last ring road section. The speed bumps were in the plans for Kingsmere so the Tories should have known about them and should have done something about them but as per usual these incompetent Councillors can't be bothered to read their paperwork. Some of these Councillors are on Oxfordshire County Council, Cherwell District Council and Bicester Town Council. What are these people doing for the people of Bicester?[/p][/quote]It gets worse - Howes Lane is going to be dug up and turned into houses for the Eco-Town, and the road re-routed through the new housing estate to become an "urban boulevard...and so what can we do? it's clear that the local tories have totally lost the plot - just have a quick think of some 'interesting' local developments... * car parking charges - remember that and how misjudged their plan was * concreting over farmland and calling it eco (always makes me choke that one) * planning to spend millions on market square in a recession, making it harder to park, harder to drive in and harder to miss being knocked down by large vehicles (no one talks about this any more) * allowing the county to nod through an incinerator next to an eco town and down wind of the largest growth town in the country * allowing the Oxford to Cambridge rail link to shut one of the main approaches into town for half an hour each hour * allowing a monsterous bridge to be built on top of a nursery (no one wants to take responsivbility for it, but it didn't just appear!) * Putting chicanes on the main routes and between the people who want to get to Pioneeer Square, Bicester North station, the two town secondary schools, and any employment there is in town - 'welcome to Bicester, join the back of a huge queue and then take your life into your own hands as the loonies in front try to jump the order of priority' * Cutting a deal with Sainsbury fo develop the town centre then ripping them off with a better deal with Tesco out of town Oh god, I could do on... This will continue until there's opporsition to our one party state.[/p][/quote]It looks like that the open corruption of 3rd world countries that we so much (supposedly) despise, is opening up just a wee bit more here now, after hundreds of years of keeping it under the carpet. But at least we all now know who we have to pay to get things done. By the way I emailed Hudspeth about an illegal and very dangerous situation in Oxford caused by County Council mismanagement, and surprise, surprise i did not even get a computer generated reply. That bloke makes his previous boss look like the bastion of democracy, if that is possible. The New Private Eye
  • Score: 1

10:04am Sun 22 Jun 14

Lord Palmerstone says...

King Joke wrote:
THe objectors may not want to speed, but plenty of people do, and they need hammering down.
I think the attitude "all must suffer for what a few do" may be summed up in one word-Oradour. But in our country....?
[quote][p][bold]King Joke[/bold] wrote: THe objectors may not want to speed, but plenty of people do, and they need hammering down.[/p][/quote]I think the attitude "all must suffer for what a few do" may be summed up in one word-Oradour. But in our country....? Lord Palmerstone
  • Score: 2

6:57pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Lord Palmerstone says...

I agree there's a problem, of mainly low intellect people who think a ton of old metal and a lot of noise is a substitute for a personality. But it's not the right solution to cover the roads with concrete blocks, causing damage to adjoining properties and the road itself, noise and massive increases in pollution. Not easy to suggest a current solution but within 15 years tachos in cars will mean that insurers will actually be able to see the record of the dimbos and simply refuse them insurance.
I agree there's a problem, of mainly low intellect people who think a ton of old metal and a lot of noise is a substitute for a personality. But it's not the right solution to cover the roads with concrete blocks, causing damage to adjoining properties and the road itself, noise and massive increases in pollution. Not easy to suggest a current solution but within 15 years tachos in cars will mean that insurers will actually be able to see the record of the dimbos and simply refuse them insurance. Lord Palmerstone
  • Score: 0

7:44am Mon 23 Jun 14

King Joke says...

The tech is almost there but there's no guarantee it will be allowed, on civil liberties grounds.

You're right there's no easy answer - average speed cameras are an obvious solution, but the furore on the A9 shows there will always be a bunch of malcontents who see consideration for others as an affront to their freedom of choice.
The tech is almost there but there's no guarantee it will be allowed, on civil liberties grounds. You're right there's no easy answer - average speed cameras are an obvious solution, but the furore on the A9 shows there will always be a bunch of malcontents who see consideration for others as an affront to their freedom of choice. King Joke
  • Score: 0

5:49pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Voice of Bees says...

grandconjuration wrote:
If motorists could be trusted to adhere to speed limits there would be no need for speed humps. However, the number of convictions for speeding demonstrates that they can't.
If politicians could be trusted to make the right decisions there would be no need for consultation. However, the number of idiotic decisions they've taken in the past demonstrates they can't.
[quote][p][bold]grandconjuration[/bold] wrote: If motorists could be trusted to adhere to speed limits there would be no need for speed humps. However, the number of convictions for speeding demonstrates that they can't.[/p][/quote]If politicians could be trusted to make the right decisions there would be no need for consultation. However, the number of idiotic decisions they've taken in the past demonstrates they can't. Voice of Bees
  • Score: 3

8:11pm Mon 23 Jun 14

King Joke says...

Sense of perspective here guys - this is 1/4 mile of speed humps we're talking about, not curfews, compulsory ID cards, meetings banned, opposition outlawed or sweeping police powers.

There are some liberties worth fighting for, and some, like saving yourself 20 sec flying through somebody else's community, that aren't.
Sense of perspective here guys - this is 1/4 mile of speed humps we're talking about, not curfews, compulsory ID cards, meetings banned, opposition outlawed or sweeping police powers. There are some liberties worth fighting for, and some, like saving yourself 20 sec flying through somebody else's community, that aren't. King Joke
  • Score: -2

1:17am Tue 24 Jun 14

Lord Palmerstone says...

"somebody else's community" It's a road, isn't it? Where does all this "community" tosh come from?
I should imagine the main community of interest of the good people would be not to have first gear revving and fumes. That seemed the consensus in Ferry Hinksey Road didn't it?
"somebody else's community" It's a road, isn't it? Where does all this "community" tosh come from? I should imagine the main community of interest of the good people would be not to have first gear revving and fumes. That seemed the consensus in Ferry Hinksey Road didn't it? Lord Palmerstone
  • Score: 1

7:19am Tue 24 Jun 14

King Joke says...

If you've got to cross a road to get to the shops then it certainly is your community. It's perfectly possible to negotiate speed bumps at 15 mph, at which you will neither be in first gear, nor generating fumes if your car is working properly, unless of course you are talking 'tosh'.

Digger Beasley was quite happy with the Mk II humps on Ferry Hinksey Rd so they can be done right and still do their job.
If you've got to cross a road to get to the shops then it certainly is your community. It's perfectly possible to negotiate speed bumps at 15 mph, at which you will neither be in first gear, nor generating fumes if your car is working properly, unless of course you are talking 'tosh'. Digger Beasley was quite happy with the Mk II humps on Ferry Hinksey Rd so they can be done right and still do their job. King Joke
  • Score: 0

10:32am Tue 24 Jun 14

Lord Palmerstone says...

"you've got to cross a road to get to the shops then it certainly is your community. It's perfectly possible to negotiate speed bumps at 15 mph, at which you will neither be in first gear, nor generating fumes "
Well that's "community" for you then. I'll remember it when I next put the quid in my chariot. Or, the tired and over-used word ("international community" oh please!) could be put back in its box and labelled "otiose"
And no, you're wrong about the mechanical effects , particularly of HGV's and PCV's on adjoining properties and the road surface in the immediate vicinity of the blocks, and I know it's only anecdotal and you may know better, but it seems to me a 40 tonner running in a crawler gear, rather than #3 or #4 is going to generate quite a lot of backwash. As I say, you may know better on that one, but I've read up on the mechanical/physical effects of blocking roads, with particular regard to Albion Street Chipping Norton
"you've got to cross a road to get to the shops then it certainly is your community. It's perfectly possible to negotiate speed bumps at 15 mph, at which you will neither be in first gear, nor generating fumes " Well that's "community" for you then. I'll remember it when I next put the quid in my chariot. Or, the tired and over-used word ("international community" oh please!) could be put back in its box and labelled "otiose" And no, you're wrong about the mechanical effects , particularly of HGV's and PCV's on adjoining properties and the road surface in the immediate vicinity of the blocks, and I know it's only anecdotal and you may know better, but it seems to me a 40 tonner running in a crawler gear, rather than #3 or #4 is going to generate quite a lot of backwash. As I say, you may know better on that one, but I've read up on the mechanical/physical effects of blocking roads, with particular regard to Albion Street Chipping Norton Lord Palmerstone
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11:11am Tue 24 Jun 14

King Joke says...

... except that the type of cushion hump proposed here doesn't affect HGVs, other than to make them drive at a reasonable speed, 20-30 mph, in order to ensure to they will straddle the hump. On a 12-speed iShift box this will be 4th or 5th gear at least.
... except that the type of cushion hump proposed here doesn't affect HGVs, other than to make them drive at a reasonable speed, 20-30 mph, in order to ensure to they will straddle the hump. On a 12-speed iShift box this will be 4th or 5th gear at least. King Joke
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11:18am Tue 24 Jun 14

King Joke says...

Look what I found on the County webs hite:

http://mycouncil.oxf
ordshire.gov.uk/docu
ments/s25309/CMDE_MA
Y1514R03.pdf

They are going to put a cycle lane along the MSR as well! You'd better take your heart pills LP.
Look what I found on the County webs hite: http://mycouncil.oxf ordshire.gov.uk/docu ments/s25309/CMDE_MA Y1514R03.pdf They are going to put a cycle lane along the MSR as well! You'd better take your heart pills LP. King Joke
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