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  1. But the ambulance had to get to that point, already clogged up because the traffic couldn't flow because of the car free, empty lane. Then had to physically move the barrier to gain access to this empty lane....indeed EMPTY lane...because they are closed off at the entrance to prevent any vehicle larger than a bike through. It's not even permitting emergency vehicles to gain normal access. I have seen one solitary bike rider use that lane...and that was during rush hour (I use this route twice daily both in and out of the city)...and he used the red area, not the whole lane as intended. My original point stands regarding an alternative solution.
  2. No complaints from the Emergency services?...imagine if you or your loved one was waiting on this ambulance. I saw this on the news last week: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-south-yorkshire-53340498/new-sheffield-cycle-lane-slows-ambulance-s-journey And newspapers (obviously the star, but I don't need to add that link). https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/ambulance-blocked-bike-lane-sheffield-a9609596.html
  3. You clearly didn't read my post. I find your comment rather insulting
  4. There will be a huge increase on the amount of pollution around Firth Park etc. as a result of this ill thought out plan as more people will come off junction 34 to get to Hillsborough and up to Wisewood, Stannington etc. Which to my mind is certainly worse as we drivers will then be passing schools, homes, residential homes etc.
  5. If the pup hasn't had all its injections, you might be better off taking it in your arms to the shops, (places like B&Q where there are sudden noises) increasingly louder places, walking by fields with livestock in it etc. Walking with pup in your arms to the local park to watch the big dogs too. Once the injections are done, the best thing is to frequent a local park at different times of the day to meet as many dogs as possible. You will find many other dog owners quite happy to let their dog play (keep it to short bursts), and use a training line (around 5-10 feet) so you have some control but still sticking to social distancing. A long line is good for practicing recall too. Take pup to different areas to walk, increasing the busyness of the traffic. Get pup used to the sudden noise air brakes make, the sound of a crossing, the buzz of the trams (which we don't necessarily pick up on but they do). Our pup came home just as lockdown started and this is what we did. Some training schools are opening now. We start obedience this week, having missed the age for the puppy classes, but she's a confident puppy now...she just needs to learn how to concentrate on us around other dogs! 🤣
  6. The pavements along that stretch of road are really wide and I see only a handful of pedestrians using them. If they have to widen the cycle lane, why on earth would they not have made the pavements slightly narrower on each side and left the new increased capacity for the vehicles that use this vital stretch! In the few weeks we had of using the extra lanes, the exhaust fumes will have decreased because the vehicles will have passed through quicker. Now that we're down to single land traffic, more fumes will be increased immensely...which then will mean we have no chance of meeting the government's rules on gasses....that means the council will make the plans even tighter, ending up with the charges being enforced on every private vehicle. Like many commuters, I have little choice but to use this road. I cannot possibly ride a bike to my workplace for reasons I choose not to share with strangers, and while I would dearly love an electric car, they are way out of my price range. There is a place for both. It just needs sensible planning rather that shooting from the hip.
  7. Would this fabric be useful for making masks?
  8. Surely there's nothing there to burn but there's a huge plume of thick black smoke over that way (looking down from Stannington). Any idea what's burning and where?
  9. I've only ever had petrol cars so I'm only guessing that currently all holes and nozzles are the same shape - now don't laugh...but why don't manufacturers of cars/fuel pumps make the nozzle and filling points different shapes to prevent this from happening? Round for one fuel and square or oval even for the other for instance? Or is that just too simplistic?
  10. Thank you Janus. I've found a place that's still open and they're going to have a look at it with regard to welding. Thanks for your suggestions 😊
  11. I'm really missing a good mooch round the garden centres 🤪🤪 Thanks Janus. I'm not sure I could justify the non essential trip that far out but I hope they have something left come the end of lockdown 🙃
  12. Please please ensure there are no nesting birds before you go ahead 😊
  13. It depends on the weed killer. If it's a residual week killer then it could be 9-12 months. A good way to check if it's ok to plant in, is by filling a seed tray or pot with soil and sow some quick germinating seeds in it. If they grow, go for it. It's been many years since I've used a weed killer and I think things have changed somewhat in their ingredients. If it were me, as it's a whole bed full of weeds I would cover it with old carpets, black sheeting or old compost bags opened up for a few weeks to kill off the weeds. Or boiling water with a tbsp salt in it poured over the weeds. Or...vinegar makes a good weed killer but also lowers the pH, which could be advantageous if you want blue hydrangeas. Incidentally, did I read right...there's a garden centre open??? 🤩
  14. We're in the same boat. Tui told us that if we keep the receipt they will guarantee to change them back at that price so you don't lose money (potentially) when they reopen.
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