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Author Topic: Cambridge Guided Busway - ongoing discussion and updates (merged topic)  (Read 65345 times)
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« Reply #210 on: November 23, 2018, 06:57:20 pm »

But what most puzzled me was the need for the hugely expensive guidance system ...

Perhaps a hugely expensive guided system opens the door for an even more hugely inflated raft of outside funding.
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« Reply #211 on: December 05, 2018, 06:17:29 pm »

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Calls for major changes to 'dangerous' stretch of guided busway that's '8 times worse than the A14'

Many say the speed limit should be reduced to 20mph after cyclist Steve Moir was killed along the busway earlier this year
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« Reply #212 on: December 05, 2018, 07:20:02 pm »

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Calls for major changes to 'dangerous' stretch of guided busway that's '8 times worse than the A14'

Many say the speed limit should be reduced to 20mph after cyclist Steve Moir was killed along the busway earlier this year

That is the second fatal accident on the busway since it opened in 2011. There have also been other serious incidents.
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« Reply #213 on: December 10, 2018, 08:36:10 am »

In Reply #200 on: November 07, 2018, 08:28:08 am I used the Where's the Path app. If you have used the App before or intend to please note this announcement:
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Google have recently ended free use of their mapping services by
medium volume websites. Their huge price hike for such sites means
that after ten years or so, Where's the path will probably have to close.
For now, it is running on limited daily quotas so may fail on you from
time to time. I doubt there is anything you or I can do about it.
Thanks for all your support over the years. Bill Chadwick Dec 2018
I am not sure how many other apps/sites will be affected. Hopefully not things like the National Library of Scotland map archive.
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« Reply #214 on: December 10, 2018, 09:36:46 am »

...I am not sure how many other apps/sites will be affected. Hopefully not things like the National Library of Scotland map archive.

Google are clearly trying to squeeze a bit more revenue out of their mapping service, but they can't charge you to look at anyone else's maps - so the NLS map archive should be safe!

Typically it affects websites that show a Google Maps view on their 'where to find us' page; they have had to register with Google who then monitor usage and start to charge once the map is accessed a certain number of times.
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« Reply #215 on: December 10, 2018, 01:24:27 pm »

I think the part of the NLS georeferenced maps section is the transparency slide bar between the old map on displace and a real world image underneath.  There is a lot of cloud and other dark patches on the NLS satellite imagery so maybe it is from a non-Google source.
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« Reply #216 on: December 10, 2018, 01:31:45 pm »

NLS gives you lots of choices for the background map - ESRI, Bing, MapTiler, OpenStreetMap, OS OpenData, Stamen, Open TopoMap... but not Google!
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« Reply #217 on: December 10, 2018, 02:22:28 pm »

NLS gives you lots of choices for the background map - ESRI, Bing, MapTiler, OpenStreetMap, OS OpenData, Stamen, Open TopoMap... but not Google!

Just seen that option now. Every day's a school day - thanks!
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« Reply #218 on: December 30, 2018, 10:17:14 am »

Did a cycle ride down the Gosport - Fareham Busway yesterday to see what progress on the extension.

They have cleared the trees from the end of the existing busway. Intrigued to see that there was still a single rail track amongst the remains of the vegetation. Also a set of buffers at the end of the track, presumably all left from when it was finally used to supply the RNAD Bedenham. Also a sign has appeared at the Fareham end announcing to intention to extend that end, which is part of the Fareham development plan.

No sight of any plant or anything, so presumably awaiting the next phase in spring.
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