Driving in the Dear Green Place.

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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby Mori » Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:36 pm

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23 Aug 2010

Lollipop men and women at three Glasgow primary schools have been handed a new weapon to tackle rogue drivers.
They are now the first in Scotland to have CCTV cameras fitted to their lollipops.
Crossing patrollers at Knightswood Primary, St Thomas’ Primary in Riddrie and Ashpark Primary in Thornliebank will trial the initiative for six months.

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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby Mori » Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:05 pm

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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby Mori » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:20 pm

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Glasgow set to pay out a hole lot of money

7 Jan 2011

The cost of Glasgow’s pothole scarred roads is set to rocket this year as the extreme cold leads to even more damage.
Glasgow City Council expects another big increase in claims from motorists and insurers for damage caused to vehicles.
The council had 279 claims against it in 2009, rising to 544 between January and March 2010 – and that figure is expected to leap this year.
The true cost of the damage is thought to be much higher as few people submit claims and insurers said most drivers will pay smaller repair bills themselves instead of risking their no claims bonus.
Last year the council increased its roads repair fund by £8 million to £12m, but already this year new damage is beginning to show on some of the city’s busiest routes.
Large potholes and broken road surfaces have appeared at Caledonia Road and Cumberland Street in Gorbals and drivers have had to avoid potholes at Maryhill Road at Queen Margaret Drive.
Scots motorists are expected to lodge claims running into millions of pounds to pay for damage to vehicles caused by the weather-ravaged roads.

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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby RDR » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:18 pm

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Glasgow set to pay out a hole lot of money

7 Jan 2011

The cost of Glasgow’s pothole scarred roads is set to rocket this year as the extreme cold leads to even more damage.
Glasgow City Council expects another big increase in claims from motorists and insurers for damage caused to vehicles.
The council had 279 claims against it in 2009, rising to 544 between January and March 2010 – and that figure is expected to leap this year.
The true cost of the damage is thought to be much higher as few people submit claims and insurers said most drivers will pay smaller repair bills themselves instead of risking their no claims bonus.
Last year the council increased its roads repair fund by £8 million to £12m, but already this year new damage is beginning to show on some of the city’s busiest routes.
Large potholes and broken road surfaces have appeared at Caledonia Road and Cumberland Street in Gorbals and drivers have had to avoid potholes at Maryhill Road at Queen Margaret Drive.
Scots motorists are expected to lodge claims running into millions of pounds to pay for damage to vehicles caused by the weather-ravaged roads.

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I'd be more worried about the way that building behind the van appears to sinking 8O
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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby hungryjoe » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:25 pm

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23 Aug 2010

Lollipop men and women at three Glasgow primary schools have been handed a new weapon to tackle rogue drivers.
They are now the first in Scotland to have CCTV cameras fitted to their lollipops.
Crossing patrollers at Knightswood Primary, St Thomas’ Primary in Riddrie and Ashpark Primary in Thornliebank will trial the initiative for six months.

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I wonder if the technology will be used to prosecute rogue lolipop men and women who step out onto the road and force traffic to stop?
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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:01 pm

When do you start?
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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby Marcia » Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:52 pm

It's nearly 10 o'clock on a very wet and windy Saturday night and there are men filling potholes on Thornliebank Road! 8O
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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby Mori » Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:40 pm

Aye some really bad potholes out there, was out today earlier and avioded many a deep ones which would damage supensions that in turn would put in many a claim to the council. Potholes were bad enough before,the freezing weather has made them a lot worse, hope we get normality soon. :|
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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby Mori » Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:07 am

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From the 23 April 2012 Glasgow City Council will commence bus lane enforcement.

Glasgow City Council is committed to improving bus passenger journey times and service reliability in order to increase the use of public transport and reduce traffic pollution and congestion. The misuse of bus lanes can severely impact on journey times and cause frustration to motorists who adhere to the regulations.
From the 23 April 2012 Glasgow City Council will commence bus lane enforcement using a digital camera system that will record vehicles illegally making use of the City’s bus lanes. A Charge Notice of £60 may be issued to the registered keeper of the vehicle.
A public awareness campaign will start on 26 March 2012 and warning letters will be issued for a two week period prior to enforcement starting on 23 April 2012.
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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby Mori » Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:23 pm

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Cars to be banned from Glasgow's George Square

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PRIVATE cars are to be banned from travelling into George Square.
New traffic rules will cut the number of vehicles using the historic square by up to 70%.
Roads bosses plan to install a bus gate to bar private cars from Nelson Mandela Place and West George Street.
In future, only buses, taxis, private hire cabs and cycles will be able to use the route.
Motorists are likely to be diverted up Hope Street, along Cowcaddens Road and down North Hanover Street.
Roads bosses also plan to ban all vehicles, except cycles, from the section of George Square in front of the City Chambers, with the existing road raised to the same level as the Square.
Bollards will be installed at each end of the street, which will be able to retract to allow access for emergency services or VIPs visiting the City Chambers.
The existing taxi rank will be banished from Dundas Street, with access restricted to delivery vehicles.
That taxi rank will be relocated to the south side of West George Street. The new rank will be able to accommodate nine cabs.
The direction of service vehicles in Buchanan Street will be reversed between Bath Street and Nelson Mandela Place and between St Vincent Street and Nelson Mandela Place.
And a tourist coach drop-off area will be provided on Cochrane Street.
Roads bosses say the changes will result in a cut in harmful traffic emissions and improve the environment for pedestrians.
The public has until Friday, September 13, to lodge any objections to the new traffic restrictions.
Alistair Watson, the city council's executive member for land and environmental services, said: "This bus gate will see a reduction of around 70% in the current level of traffic.
"As a direct result, there will be a substantial reduction in the degree of congestion and vehicle pollution in the area.
"The reduction in traffic will also lead to improved pedestrian access to Queen Street Station and better access for buses to the busy stops on the north side of West George Street."
Stephen Flynn, vice-chairman of Glasgow Taxis said: "We welcome any initiatives which ease the flow of traffic in the city centre.
"We continue to call for more taxi ranks in the city centre, helping to get people home quickly and safely."
Neil Greig, of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, said he was concerned the new traffic rules would result in congestion in other parts of the city.
And he questioned whether the changes would have much impact on pollution.
Mr Greig said: "The council is trying to develop the area as a pedestrian location but often these things have unintended consequences.
"They need to very carefully monitor where the traffic is going and any congestion problems.
"In my view, most of the pollution comes from vans, lorries and buses belching out diesel fumes.
"I don't see removing private cars from the city centre will make that much of a difference."
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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby DavidMcD316 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:54 pm

It will make pollution worse as people will be driving about trying to find their way to the other side of the square.

more rubbish, ill-thought crap from these people.
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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby The Egg Man » Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:48 pm

Any mention in any of the other stuff about the effect this'll have on availability of parking places for Blue Badge holders?
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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby tobester » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:49 pm

Only plus i see is that youll be able to turn left out queen st station, unless they leave it a bus/taxi lane then were all fooked
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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby Bingo Bango » Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:30 am

Dear Council People,

While you are at it, and generally I think these changes could be for the better - certainly the better control of taxis at Queen St station - can you please also look at methods of controlling the ridiculous amounts of taxis that park outside Central Station at Hope St/Argyle St?

They take up both sides of the road, often on the main carriageway and do not give one solitary s#!t if they are fully parked in the road, meaning cars and buses have to negotiate past them all stuck in to one lane.

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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby The Egg Man » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:09 am

That's just about enforcement I think.

Taxis just on the east side of Hope St and no further down than the old vehicular entrance to Central Station is how I believe it's supposed to be but there's always a conflict between keeping the streets clear and providing enough taxis at peak times or in inclement weather.
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