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Looks awful and is completely pointless before you even get on to the litany of bastardry behind the thing getting approved
Literally don't give a shit.
as the shirely money could be spent on something better if you don't want a bridge
it one specifically for bikes ONLY
but it doesn't hurt
If so YES!
"nine bridges spanning the two miles between Westminster Bridge and London Bridge". Fuck this.
not that many car/pedestrian bridges surely cos it's still an arse to cross the river once the tubes have stopped.
Waterloo should be top of that list because it's self-cleaning, and that's interesting.
Secondly this leaves out all the good bridges. Vauxhall has the best statues. Tower has it's lifty-uppy thing.
I haven't even heard of half of these bridges.. I just cut and paste them in a random order
...to my mind. City and that to the East, Westminster to the West - because of the curve of the river, don't think you can properly see both from any of the others.
Since they've redone Blackfriars station you can cross the river via Blackfriars Rail Bridge.
If it's an enclosed private space that happens to be over a river and you can only access it at certain pre-approved times under draconian conditions, then fuck off.
Just about everything about it annoys me - from the way it's funded, to the way it will affect the north and south banks, to the way it will affect views, to the limits on the people allowed onto it, to the way it will be given over to corporate bookings, to the way cycles won't be allowed, to the way it just doesn't live up to the pie-in-the-sky promises used to sell it, to the way it wouldn't have got anywhere near approval were it not for an imbecilic, egomanic of a mayor desperate for a vanity legacy project now he's pissed away all the forward planning and strategy put in place by his predecessor.
A decent cycle and pedestrian bridge with a few planter boxes on it would be cheaper, look better and work better for London and the people who live and work in it.
plus will it go from nowhere to nowhere like the cable car?
to the South Bank (or nearby anyway), so less pointless locations than the cable car, but still a pretty pointless project overall.
Cons: Everything else.
It will go from Temple to the South Bank, by Gabriel's Wharf, taking over the park on the south side.
the cable car goes from nowhere to the O2.
The cable car goes from the O2 to the Jabberwocky Festival...
which will winch him down to about head height on a harness, whereupon he will drift about our streets bringing cheer.
(You've probably got some opinions about forced nature or something which will be quite interesting)
Im a bit curious about a few things though
a) there only seems a few people on that bridge, how will they keep numbers down? (perhaps using a token system like trains do on single track railway)
b) will people be able to cross for free? or is it only for rich people? (like those locked london gardens (its quite easy to nip over those railings though)
c) how will they prevent people from falling off? will they be contained within high walls?
d) how will they prevent gangs of trolls from exacting tolls on those crossing (i.e. will there e a hefty polic
e) how will they prevent 'those who linger too long' will there be penalties for staying too long? will you not be allowed off the bridge if you cant pay?
f) will there be wifi hotspots ;)
g) how will they prevent naughty men from pooing in the gardens.....or for that matter dogs....will dogs be banned from being walked across?
a) It's going to be a ticketed attraction limited to a certain amount of people at a time
b) Probably a token gesture half an hour a day of free passage or something (it's closed at nights)
c) Dunno, railings probably
d) The trolls in this case will be Emirates (I think?)
f) Almost certainly, with an official hashtag for all your instagram pictures of it
g) I bet they ban dogs, the twats
Im actually thinking (I gather there maybe plans for nighttime parties and events) what if say a group of rich poshos like the bullingdon club had a nightime bash there? theyd throw up everywhere and despoil stuff, pull up plants, pull down pants etc etc....it would be a mess
if I won the lottery, I would pay to have the naked rambler flown by helicopter from scotland to the middle of the bridge (essentially I just mean, one of the best forms of protest would be streaking.....I can think of no finer venue or platform for a streak. It would be worth being wrestled to the ground by Norman Fowlers pasty goons subcontracted out to swarthy arab emirs.
connecting to Londons big gazebo (that would help with lessening the crowds too)
Doesn't seem to make a lot of sense to me this. Any of it.
will gaze out and imagine a giant garden blocking my view of the storks & gauge how angry this makes me
everything looked idyllic. how fine to die today
if you try to answer it sincerely, it might make something clear
"WHAT WOULD IT BE FOR?"
to underwrite it to the tune of £3.5m a year, despite telling everyone he hasn't:
and that absolutely no ticketing system...
??? eh how will they manage overcrowding???
performance..never heard of Jessie Ware before, checked out a song or two and found it quite refreshing that an attractive singer would make music videos without her being mostly undressed.
What are the perceived benefits of this bridge. Or, what is the actual rationale for building it. I honestly can't see one other than sheer folly but...
gives Londoners, and more importantly London children, a chance to see things like trees and grass which arent present in London anymore (other than in a small handful of always unpleasantly full parks)
and be completely publicly accessible to all at all times, I could live with it, although I'm not convinced it would add that much to the Thames "vista".
But there are a million reasons why this is logistically, financially and socially stupid. And it's not as if London doesn't have lots of amazing green spaces.
have withdrawn their application for a landing point on the south side.
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That's a shame.
Boris's mates of course. The procurement process was a joke.