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CUMBERLAND RD update

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19 minutes ago, WhistleHappy said:

Cumberland Road closed.... How will this affect Bristol's sausage supplies?  

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You bastard, now I'm starving   :laugh:

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1 hour ago, WhistleHappy said:

Lots of dog walkers, and a nearby dog worming clinic...  ?Scooting-Dog-600x408.jpg

Ahh but in the 70's surely it wouuld have been known as the white chocolate path? 🤔 

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32 minutes ago, Reigate Red said:

Ahh but in the 70's surely it wouuld have been known as the white chocolate path? 🤔 

Thanks to this little git....  

The Milky Bar Kid...  turned shite white in the 70's .. article-1184341-04FEF10F000005DC-341_468x338.jpg(he thought he was 'big and strong' )

 

…until along came....

 

....The TRUCK with the YORKIE BARS!!  - Chocolate was back!!!

 

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....and all was well again! 👍

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18 hours ago, Reigate Red said:

I know I have not lived in Bristol for quite a few years but where does the term "chocolate path" come from? If it is historical then I can't say I've heard of it.

we always called it the toe path ,think they changed  it when all the pendelberrys moved in .

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Always enjoyed my halftime Yorkie!  
 

As mentioned above nicknamed the chocolate path due to the shape of the paviers, nothing to due with the colour.
 

Would also be known by some as the Tow path ( not toe as above) :laugh:, imagine there’s been a few stubbed on route nevertheless.

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21 minutes ago, Major Isewater said:

Is that Robbored on the left ?

No he made arrangements to be in this photo but didn’t turn up on time 

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1 hour ago, Major Isewater said:

Is that Robbored on the left ?

 

56 minutes ago, Roger Red Hat said:

No, he's firmly on the right......

If he was middle of the road someone could knock him down 

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Will be closed for years and the cost to repair will increase by tens of millions, the whole length of the cut will need to be assessed, should of been sorted 2 years ago  when the original collapse happened

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4 hours ago, Galway Red said:

Will be closed for years and the cost to repair will increase by tens of millions, the whole length of the cut will need to be assessed, should of been sorted 2 years ago  when the original collapse happened

Years?! Really? Blimey, I’d heard it was gonna cost £9m to put right ... I used that road loads, it’s added quite a significant amount of time to my journeys at least twice a week. I’d also heard they knew the road was likely to be affected by a collapse for a few years but they decided to wait until it happened before they did anything about it ... how irresponsible is that?! 

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6 hours ago, Chris_Brown said:

Can anyone enlighten me on where exactly on Cumberland Rd the closure is? 

Outside the Caravan park.....just down from The Cottage Inn.

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They’re not doing any corrective work until the summer apparently, concrete blocks have been placed at the point of collapse to test the integrity of the road above, can’t see this opening in any direction anytime soon  ...on a brighter note you can now drive on the other side of the river (Coronation Road) and encounter massive delays and tailbacks while they construct a cycle lane (at and opposite Dean lane) that won’t be used (just like Clarence Road) and will probably cost a fortune ! Only in Bristol does one main road close and another dug up with single file traffic! .....:clap:idiots!!!!

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2 hours ago, BS4 on Tour... said:

Years?! Really? Blimey, I’d heard it was gonna cost £9m to put right ... I used that road loads, it’s added quite a significant amount of time to my journeys at least twice a week. I’d also heard they knew the road was likely to be affected by a collapse for a few years but they decided to wait until it happened before they did anything about it ... how irresponsible is that?! 

Labourrrrrrrrrr.

 

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6 hours ago, Slippin cider said:

They’re not doing any corrective work until the summer apparently, concrete blocks have been placed at the point of collapse to test the integrity of the road above, can’t see this opening in any direction anytime soon  ...on a brighter note you can now drive on the other side of the river (Coronation Road) and encounter massive delays and tailbacks while they construct a cycle lane (at and opposite Dean lane) that won’t be used (just like Clarence Road) and will probably cost a fortune ! Only in Bristol does one main road close and another dug up with single file traffic! .....:clap:idiots!!!!

   Exactly this, why do the council not suspend the works on Coronation Road just to ease the congestion in South Bristol. The planning for cycle lanes is a joke in the city, take Baldwin St for instance, take away all the loading bays and Taxi ranks for a cycle path that most choose not to ride in ,then have Tesco lorry’s parked on the main highway blocking the traffic both ways every morning .

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11 minutes ago, Peter1450 said:

   Exactly this, why do the council not suspend the works on Coronation Road just to ease the congestion in South Bristol. The planning for cycle lanes is a joke in the city, take Baldwin St for instance, take away all the loading bays and Taxi ranks for a cycle path that most choose not to ride in ,then have Tesco lorry’s parked on the main highway blocking the traffic both ways every morning .

It will be budgets. They have set amounts allocated to these projects each year, and if they don’t use it the lose it. Additionally the government are likely to reduce the budget the following year, as they obviously don’t need it!

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7 hours ago, Slippin cider said:

on a brighter note you can now drive on the other side of the river (Coronation Road) and encounter massive delays and tailbacks while they construct a cycle lane (at and opposite Dean lane) that won’t be used (just like Clarence Road) and will probably cost a fortune ! Only in Bristol does one main road close and another dug up with single file traffic! .....:clap:idiots!!!!

Its ******* ridiculous. My drive home takes place well outside the rush hour but even at 11:00am the traffic is stacked all the way back to Bedminster Bridge. God knows what it’s like in either direction at 17:00?

I cut through Bedminster and Southville to get down to the Portway.

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27 minutes ago, Peter O Hanraha-hanrahan said:

Its ******* ridiculous. My drive home takes place well outside the rush hour but even at 11:00am the traffic is stacked all the way back to Bedminster Bridge. God knows what it’s like in either direction at 17:00?

I cut through Bedminster and Southville to get down to the Portway.

Exactly, on Wednesday at 1300 I joined the back of a very long queue by The Avon Packet pub and it took me 25 mins just to get to Bedminster bridge !! ...temporary lights by Dean lane and down to one lane only past the site of what looked like a narrow curbed cycle path that was about 50m long ! ...unbelievable! 

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1 hour ago, Port Said Red said:

It will be budgets. They have set amounts allocated to these projects each year, and if they don’t use it the lose it. Additionally the government are likely to reduce the budget the following year, as they obviously don’t need it!

Happens every year. Some bullshit project to use the money. Classic local examples being the widened pavements/cycle lanes on York Rd/Whitehouse Rd and Coronation Red/Greenway Bush Lane. Absolutely pointless. 

Not as pointless mind as when they spent a fortune in Feb/March putting a load of blue glass triangles in the railings along Bond Street on the approach to / from the Bearpit roundabout. Classic. 

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1 hour ago, CyderInACan said:

 

Not as pointless mind as when they spent a fortune in Feb/March putting a load of blue glass triangles in the railings along Bond Street on the approach to / from the Bearpit roundabout. Classic. 

They've always been there haven't they?  Or are these replacements?

If only we had an elected Lord Mayor who could cut through all this crap.

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2 minutes ago, Drew Peacock said:

They've always been there haven't they?  Or are these replacements?

If only we had an elected Lord Mayor who could cut through all this crap.

Pedant alert - the Lord Mayor is a ceremonial position, the Mayor is an elected official.

Anyhow, as you indicate, the Mayor is useless and invisible - other than a photo opportunity.

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3 minutes ago, bcfc01 said:

Pedant alert - the Lord Mayor is a ceremonial position, the Mayor is an elected official.

Anyhow, as you indicate, the Mayor is useless and invisible - other than a photo opportunity.

I knew that, i can't believe I got it wrong 😞

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6 minutes ago, bcfc01 said:

Pedant alert - the Lord Mayor is a ceremonial position, the Mayor is an elected official.

Anyhow, as you indicate, the Mayor is useless and invisible - other than a photo opportunity.

Give it a month and we can travel where we want in style and comfort on Marvin's Marvellous Magical Mass-Transport Machine.

Yes. His underground rail network that is in no way based on a fanciful dream.

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44 minutes ago, Bristol Rob said:

Give it a month and we can travel where we want in style and comfort on Marvin's Marvellous Magical Mass-Transport Machine.

Yes. His underground rail network that is in no way based on a fanciful dream.

The man is delusional! ...utterly clueless! 

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2 hours ago, Drew Peacock said:

They've always been there haven't they?  Or are these replacements?

If only we had an elected Lord Mayor who could cut through all this crap.

Nah they “installed” them about 10yrs ago I reckon. Utterly pointless. 

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21 hours ago, Slippin cider said:

They’re not doing any corrective work until the summer apparently, concrete blocks have been placed at the point of collapse to test the integrity of the road above, can’t see this opening in any direction anytime soon  ...on a brighter note you can now drive on the other side of the river (Coronation Road) and encounter massive delays and tailbacks while they construct a cycle lane (at and opposite Dean lane) that won’t be used (just like Clarence Road) and will probably cost a fortune ! Only in Bristol does one main road close and another dug up with single file traffic! .....:clap:idiots!!!!

What’s most annoying is when cyclists don’t actually use the cycle lane. 
There is a cycle lane on the pavement pretty much all the way along Coronation Road. The road itself is narrow, and only just fits 2 cars width, so if a cyclist is on the road rather than the path, they hold up the traffic. 
Last home game this is exactly what happened after the game. I couldn’t get past a cyclist as he was on the road and there was constant oncoming traffic. 
I beeped at him, and wound my window down to inform him that there was a cycle path he should be using, and of course all I got back was angry waving and disagreement. 
And it was a city fan too, on his way back from the game. 
If you’re on here, own up. And next time, use the ******* cycle path!! 

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8 hours ago, Harry said:

What’s most annoying is when cyclists don’t actually use the cycle lane. 
There is a cycle lane on the pavement pretty much all the way along Coronation Road. The road itself is narrow, and only just fits 2 cars width, so if a cyclist is on the road rather than the path, they hold up the traffic. 
Last home game this is exactly what happened after the game. I couldn’t get past a cyclist as he was on the road and there was constant oncoming traffic. 
I beeped at him, and wound my window down to inform him that there was a cycle path he should be using, and of course all I got back was angry waving and disagreement. 
And it was a city fan too, on his way back from the game. 
If you’re on here, own up. And next time, use the ******* cycle path!! 

Whilst I agree with you Harry , I think the ‘cycle lane’ which is painted on the pavement goes through trees! ....:laughcont: :facepalm:

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8 hours ago, Harry said:

What’s most annoying is when cyclists don’t actually use the cycle lane. 
There is a cycle lane on the pavement pretty much all the way along Coronation Road. The road itself is narrow, and only just fits 2 cars width, so if a cyclist is on the road rather than the path, they hold up the traffic. 
Last home game this is exactly what happened after the game. I couldn’t get past a cyclist as he was on the road and there was constant oncoming traffic. 
I beeped at him, and wound my window down to inform him that there was a cycle path he should be using, and of course all I got back was angry waving and disagreement. 
And it was a city fan too, on his way back from the game. 
If you’re on here, own up. And next time, use the ******* cycle path!! 

Same on the portway.....inbound at the bottom of Bridge valley the cyclists are supposed to cross to the cycleway on the riverside but dont bother.....and outbound there is a path all the way to seamills but a lot dont bother to use it 🤬....

 

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19 hours ago, Bristol Rob said:

Give it a month and we can travel where we want in style and comfort on Marvin's Marvellous Magical Mass-Transport Machine.

Yes. His underground rail network that is in no way based on a fanciful dream.

 

19 hours ago, Slippin cider said:

The man is delusional! ...utterly clueless! 

Ah! Now I understand why Wael of Fortune thought the council would back his fruit market plans, they think alike. 

9 minutes ago, Fodbarmyarmy said:

Same on the portway.....inbound at the bottom of Bridge valley the cyclists are supposed to cross to the cycleway on the riverside but dont bother.....and outbound there is a path all the way to seamills but a lot dont bother to use it 🤬....

 

Even more so on the A369 where you are still confronted by cyclists struggling up hills despite the cycle lane added on the verges. 
If the situation was reversed, there would be uproar from cyclists.

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12 minutes ago, The Horse With No Name said:

Who remembers the massive election we had for the Metro Mayor, who would deal entirely with transport. Some guy won, and haven't seen or heard of him since.

Don't worry, give it a few weeks and 3 of them will turn up at once.

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2 hours ago, The Horse With No Name said:

Who remembers the massive election we had for the Metro Mayor, who would deal entirely with transport. Some guy won, and haven't seen or heard of him since.

Steady on.....my eyesight isn't what it used to be...

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On 21/02/2020 at 00:45, Slippin cider said:

They’re not doing any corrective work until the summer apparently, concrete blocks have been placed at the point of collapse to test the integrity of the road above, can’t see this opening in any direction anytime soon  ...on a brighter note you can now drive on the other side of the river (Coronation Road) and encounter massive delays and tailbacks while they construct a cycle lane (at and opposite Dean lane) that won’t be used (just like Clarence Road) and will probably cost a fortune ! Only in Bristol does one main road close and another dug up with single file traffic! .....:clap:idiots!!!!

They were working there last night with road saws and kango hammers, flipping woke I up they did.

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37 minutes ago, phantom said:

Off on a tangent thought this photo was interesting, not seen this before 

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Recall reading somewhere that they could only run coal trains along that section when the tide was in to support the outer wall, as per the photo.

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15 hours ago, phantom said:

Off on a tangent thought this photo was interesting, not seen this before 

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The western fuel company used to run trains from by the Gaol/MShed along there and sometimes down to Portsihead docks where the Coal would come in on ships etc.  They did run some stuff along here in 1986 for the GWR 150 celebrations - I've defo got some pics somewhere.

 

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