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by james
Wed 21 May, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: Traffic & Parking
Topic: Should Parking Be Subsidised?
Replies: 31
Views: 6614

Re: Should Parking Be Subsidised?

One of the main problems of asking people to subsidise parking is they believe that motoring isn't subsidised already. But it is. Hugely. The amount people pay in VED, fuel duty and VAT on that barely covers the cost of maintaining the roads, policing them and covering the NHS bill for people killed...
by james
Mon 28 Apr, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Women's Cycling Tour
Replies: 26
Views: 10635

Re: Women's Cycling Tour

So I had a mini rant at the council over the weekend and they've now put a couple of links up on the Hertford Town Council and Go Hertford websites. It also says that there will be some stuff on in Parliament Square, including some exercise bikes put on by Hartham Leisure Centre because that's exact...
by james
Sat 26 Apr, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Women's Cycling Tour
Replies: 26
Views: 10635

Re: Women's Cycling Tour

Lack of any promotion for this by the council is embarrassing. Here's an opportunity to get lots of people into the town centre for the biggest sporting event that's ever happened in Hertford and it's been completely wasted.
by james
Wed 19 Mar, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: Traffic & Parking
Topic: Sustainable Transport and the East Herts draft District Plan
Replies: 29
Views: 7409

Re: Sustainable Transport and the East Herts draft District

re: Buzz's suggestions. This all frees up some of the pinch points, but all you'll end up with is traffic going faster through the town. And then if it's faster, more people will then use the town centre as a cut through, and then it'll eventually clog up again. The easiest thing to do is to remove ...
by james
Tue 18 Mar, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: Traffic & Parking
Topic: Sustainable Transport and the East Herts draft District Plan
Replies: 29
Views: 7409

Re: Sustainable Transport and the East Herts draft District

I'd say Hertford is at Gridlock. Regulary now on Saturdays the town is at a standstill. For example, I cycled to town on Saturday at about 11am. In the time it took me to pick up some new brake pads from Highway Cycles and then go down to Sainsbury's to do a small shop of about £20 worth of basics, ...
by james
Wed 05 Mar, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: Traffic & Parking
Topic: Sustainable Transport and the East Herts draft District Plan
Replies: 29
Views: 7409

Re: sustainable transport and the East Herts draft District

Agreed. Hertford is at gridlock now. Without any concrete sustainable transport solution, the town will just implode under its own particulate matter. I'll be adding my comments to the plan.
by james
Mon 03 Mar, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: Crafts and Trades
Topic: Solicitor for conveyancing
Replies: 2
Views: 1244

Re: Solicitor for conveyancing

We used Breeze & Wyles when we last moved 5 years ago. Used to be on Fore St. but since moved to Stag House. They did what we asked them to without any drama.
by james
Fri 28 Feb, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Traffic & Parking
Topic: Old Cross 5-way Traffic Lights
Replies: 8
Views: 2704

Re: Old Cross 5-way Traffic Lights

Ted Badger wrote:The town is just coming to a standstill now....


Quite. I take it all back.
However, from what I saw from my bike it's not the lights causing the problem, but people's interpretation of what the colour red means.
by james
Fri 28 Feb, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Traffic & Parking
Topic: Old Cross 5-way Traffic Lights
Replies: 8
Views: 2704

Re: Old Cross 5-way Traffic Lights

Usually with these things, they book more time than they actually need.

In reality they'll probably just do roadworks for something like three days starting anywhere in the period 28th Feb to 11th April.

I may be wrong.
by james
Tue 25 Feb, 2014 2:36 am
Forum: Traffic & Parking
Topic: Proposed parking fee changes at council car parks.
Replies: 27
Views: 8946

Re: Proposed parking fee changes at council car parks.

Terrible idea The 30 minutes free parking mean window shopping and impulse buys have been wiped out. People want to dash to the one shop and dash back again. And although I agree with charging at night in principle, it needs to be backed up with parking enforcement too. Too many cars already park il...

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