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Constitution Hill Closure

prj45prj45 Posts: 2,208
edited August 2008 in Commuting chat
Arg! for over a week for the Olympic handover event!

They've already shut the cycle path and I hate the road surface there, it's like riding across a cattle grid for quarter of a mile.

This is about the only part of town that I pass through almost every day without fail, I guess because I've not found a better way through that part of town on my west to east.

Going home I don't mind taking the Embankment route which adds about two miles onto my journey, but coming in my main other option is up onto Marylebone road which is a stinky hell hole (although an option I sometimes take if I'm in a hurry).

Ah well, maybe leave a bit earlier and do the Embankment on the way in too...

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  • Thankfully this is not Constitution Hill in Poole, my regular route to work.

    They've had roadworks on there though with some stupid traffic lights as well. A 40mph downhill stretch with traffic lights to stop at means a lot of heat in the brakes.
  • NWLondonerNWLondoner Posts: 2,047
    Arghhh that road surface is horrible. Not so bad when going towards B Palace as it's downhill but the ride uphill is a total nightmare.
  • prj45prj45 Posts: 2,208
    NWLondoner wrote:
    Arghhh that road surface is horrible. Not so bad when going towards B Palace as it's downhill but the ride uphill is a total nightmare.

    Well, they're shutting the road as well, so that'll be alright then...
  • spen666spen666 Posts: 17,709
    edited August 2008
    FFS accept it- its for 10 days ( including 2 weekends one of which is a bank holiday) or about 5 working days

    Is it really worth wingeing about?

    Simply go round the back of Buckingham Palace instead- maybe add about 1/2mile to your journey. Think of the extra exercise you will get

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  • rjeffroyrjeffroy Posts: 638
    Arg! for over a week for the Olympic handover event!

    Is that what's for? I had hoped they were going to resurface it.
  • secretsamsecretsam Posts: 4,904
    Why would they shut Constitution Hill in Bristol for the Olympics? I thought it was London that got the opportunity to spend vast amounts of money on something most of us aren't that bothered about?

    Perhaps we should take a leaf out of the Beijing opening ceremony, and fake the whole thing :lol:

    It's just a hill. Get over it.
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