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  #1  
Old May 15th 12, 04:36 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Bertie Wooster[_2_]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQJ_pMnO-GU#!

I said it would be open by 21 June. No one took me up on my offer of a
modest wager.

Time is running out...
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Old May 15th 12, 05:05 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
jnugent
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On 15/05/2012 16:36, Bertie Wooster wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQJ_pMnO-GU#!


I said it would be open by 21 June. No one took me up on my offer of a
modest wager.


Time is running out...


Neat animation. Certainly as good as The Jetsons used to be, or Futurama.

Any word on when the real thing will be available?

Or the fare levels?



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Old May 15th 12, 08:49 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Bertie Wooster[_2_]
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On Tue, 15 May 2012 17:05:01 +0100, JNugent
wrote:

On 15/05/2012 16:36, Bertie Wooster wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQJ_pMnO-GU#!


I said it would be open by 21 June. No one took me up on my offer of a
modest wager.


Time is running out...


Neat animation. Certainly as good as The Jetsons used to be, or Futurama.

Any word on when the real thing will be available?


TfL only say "summer 2012".
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/proj...mes/15959.aspx

This video was shot 4 days ago.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0OHLF0FQDg
It looks ready to me.

Or the fare levels?


Anything greater than 0 would be unfair, as motorists can cross under
the river for free. Pedestrians and cyclists are banned from the
Blackwall Tunnel.
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Old May 15th 12, 09:25 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Dave - Cyclists VOR
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Default Will it open on time

On 15/05/2012 20:49, Bertie Wooster wrote:
On Tue, 15 May 2012 17:05:01 +0100,
wrote:

On 15/05/2012 16:36, Bertie Wooster wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQJ_pMnO-GU#!


I said it would be open by 21 June. No one took me up on my offer of a
modest wager.


Time is running out...


Neat animation. Certainly as good as The Jetsons used to be, or Futurama.

Any word on when the real thing will be available?


TfL only say "summer 2012".
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/proj...mes/15959.aspx

This video was shot 4 days ago.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0OHLF0FQDg
It looks ready to me.

Or the fare levels?


Anything greater than 0 would be unfair, as motorists can cross under
the river for free. Pedestrians and cyclists are banned from the
Blackwall Tunnel.


Motorists pay Road Tax so nothing is free.


--
Dave - Cyclists VOR. "Many people barely recognise the bicycle as a
legitimate mode of transport; it is either a toy for children or a
vehicle fit only for the poor and/or strange," Dave Horton - Lancaster
University
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Old May 15th 12, 10:48 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Bertie Wooster[_2_]
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On Tue, 15 May 2012 21:25:17 +0100, Dave - Cyclists VOR
wrote:

On 15/05/2012 20:49, Bertie Wooster wrote:
On Tue, 15 May 2012 17:05:01 +0100,
wrote:

On 15/05/2012 16:36, Bertie Wooster wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQJ_pMnO-GU#!

I said it would be open by 21 June. No one took me up on my offer of a
modest wager.

Time is running out...

Neat animation. Certainly as good as The Jetsons used to be, or Futurama.

Any word on when the real thing will be available?


TfL only say "summer 2012".
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/proj...mes/15959.aspx

This video was shot 4 days ago.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0OHLF0FQDg
It looks ready to me.

Or the fare levels?


Anything greater than 0 would be unfair, as motorists can cross under
the river for free. Pedestrians and cyclists are banned from the
Blackwall Tunnel.


Motorists pay Road Tax so nothing is free.


Audi A1
Audi A3
BMW New 1 Series
Fiat New Panda
Ford Fiesta
Toyota Yaris
Vauxhall Corsa
Vauxhall Astra
Volkswagen Up!
Volkswagen Golf


  #6  
Old May 15th 12, 11:39 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
jnugent
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Default Will it open on time

On 15/05/2012 20:49, Bertie Wooster wrote:
On Tue, 15 May 2012 17:05:01 +0100,
wrote:

On 15/05/2012 16:36, Bertie Wooster wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQJ_pMnO-GU#!


I said it would be open by 21 June. No one took me up on my offer of a
modest wager.


Time is running out...


Neat animation. Certainly as good as The Jetsons used to be, or Futurama.
Any word on when the real thing will be available?


TfL only say "summer 2012".
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/proj...mes/15959.aspx


Well, summer isn't here yet.

This video was shot 4 days ago.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0OHLF0FQDg
It looks ready to me.


I remember thinking that about more than one stretch of the
built-but-not-then-open-to-traffic M25.

Or the fare levels?


Anything greater than 0 would be unfair, as motorists can cross under
the river for free. Pedestrians and cyclists are banned from the
Blackwall Tunnel.


Do you say that the company who have built it and will operate it should
carry all passengers free, or just those with bikes about their persons?

If the former, how will they repay their considerable investment and cover
the equally daunting operating costs?

If the latter, does that imply that non-cycling passengers (usually known as
"pedestrians") should subsidise cyclists?

Come on, bearing in mind what it would cost in a cab between those two
points, it's got to be worth eight quid (each way) of anyone's money - even
yours, surely?
  #7  
Old May 15th 12, 11:40 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
jnugent
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Default Will it open on time

On 15/05/2012 21:25, Dave - Cyclists VOR wrote:
On 15/05/2012 20:49, Bertie Wooster wrote:
On Tue, 15 May 2012 17:05:01 +0100,
wrote:

On 15/05/2012 16:36, Bertie Wooster wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQJ_pMnO-GU#!

I said it would be open by 21 June. No one took me up on my offer of a
modest wager.

Time is running out...

Neat animation. Certainly as good as The Jetsons used to be, or Futurama.

Any word on when the real thing will be available?


TfL only say "summer 2012".
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/proj...mes/15959.aspx

This video was shot 4 days ago.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0OHLF0FQDg
It looks ready to me.

Or the fare levels?


Anything greater than 0 would be unfair, as motorists can cross under
the river for free. Pedestrians and cyclists are banned from the
Blackwall Tunnel.


Motorists pay Road Tax so nothing is free.


And there is also the little matter of a minimum of about 8p a mile in other
taxes. And insurance premium tax.
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Old May 16th 12, 06:02 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Mason[_4_]
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Default Will it open on time

On May 15, 10:48*pm, Bertie Wooster wrote:


Anything greater than 0 would be unfair, as motorists can cross under
the river for free. Pedestrians and cyclists are banned from the
Blackwall Tunnel.


Motorists pay Road Tax so nothing is free.


Audi * * * * * *A1
Audi * * * * * *A3
BMW * * * * * * New 1 Series
Fiat * * * * * *New Panda
Ford * * * * * *Fiesta
Toyota * * * * *Yaris
Vauxhall * * * *Corsa
Vauxhall * * * *Astra
Volkswagen * * *Up!
Volkswagen * * *Golf


Don't forget this Citroen as well!

http://www.swldxer.co.uk/roadtax.jpg

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Old May 16th 12, 07:45 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Bertie Wooster[_2_]
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On Tue, 15 May 2012 23:40:38 +0100, JNugent
wrote:

On 15/05/2012 21:25, Dave - Cyclists VOR wrote:
On 15/05/2012 20:49, Bertie Wooster wrote:
On Tue, 15 May 2012 17:05:01 +0100,
wrote:

On 15/05/2012 16:36, Bertie Wooster wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQJ_pMnO-GU#!

I said it would be open by 21 June. No one took me up on my offer of a
modest wager.

Time is running out...

Neat animation. Certainly as good as The Jetsons used to be, or Futurama.

Any word on when the real thing will be available?

TfL only say "summer 2012".
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/proj...mes/15959.aspx

This video was shot 4 days ago.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0OHLF0FQDg
It looks ready to me.

Or the fare levels?

Anything greater than 0 would be unfair, as motorists can cross under
the river for free. Pedestrians and cyclists are banned from the
Blackwall Tunnel.


Motorists pay Road Tax so nothing is free.


And there is also the little matter of a minimum of about 8p a mile in other
taxes. And insurance premium tax.


The Emirates Air Line is 0.61 miles long. Rounded up to the nearest
penny, that would make a charge of 5p. Assuming the average car weighs
1000Kg and the average human 75Kg the charge should be 1p (rounded up
from 0.366p).
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Old May 16th 12, 08:24 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Mrcheerful[_3_]
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Default Will it open on time

JNugent wrote:
On 15/05/2012 20:49, Bertie Wooster wrote:
On Tue, 15 May 2012 17:05:01 +0100,
wrote:

On 15/05/2012 16:36, Bertie Wooster wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQJ_pMnO-GU#!

I said it would be open by 21 June. No one took me up on my offer
of a modest wager.

Time is running out...

Neat animation. Certainly as good as The Jetsons used to be, or
Futurama. Any word on when the real thing will be available?


TfL only say "summer 2012".
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/proj...mes/15959.aspx


Well, summer isn't here yet.

This video was shot 4 days ago.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0OHLF0FQDg
It looks ready to me.


I remember thinking that about more than one stretch of the
built-but-not-then-open-to-traffic M25.

Or the fare levels?


Anything greater than 0 would be unfair, as motorists can cross
under the river for free. Pedestrians and cyclists are banned from
the Blackwall Tunnel.


Do you say that the company who have built it and will operate it
should carry all passengers free, or just those with bikes about
their persons?
If the former, how will they repay their considerable investment and
cover the equally daunting operating costs?

If the latter, does that imply that non-cycling passengers (usually
known as "pedestrians") should subsidise cyclists?

Come on, bearing in mind what it would cost in a cab between those two
points, it's got to be worth eight quid (each way) of anyone's money
- even yours, surely?


it was originally said to be about 5 pounds per trip. and at that rate
would make a loss of 5 million per year. So the 'prestige' of having a
cablecar will cost the taxpayers of London quite a bit.


 




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