Dartford river crossing

Anonymous
Anonymous Posts: 79,667
edited July 2009 in The bottom bracket
Does anyone know if the new owners of the dartford river crossing are going to stop taking cyclists over to essex and back to kent? just heard a few rumours about it and as I cycle up to work in Essex form kent I am a bit concerned.
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  • gimboid
    gimboid Posts: 24
    I may be way off the mark here but isn't the alternative having cyclists crossing themselves? Would they be able to say "no cyclists allowed"? Its not part of the motorway so I don't think they can. I don't see how they can stop the service.
  • hotspur
    hotspur Posts: 92
    Looks like there is a law which means it must happen:

    http://realcycling.blogspot.com/2009/04/cycling-above-and-below-thames-at.html
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  • geoff_ss
    geoff_ss Posts: 1,201
    gimboid wrote:
    I may be way off the mark here but isn't the alternative having cyclists crossing themselves? Would they be able to say "no cyclists allowed"? Its not part of the motorway so I don't think they can. I don't see how they can stop the service.

    Would you cycle through the tunnel? I know I wouldn't. The bridge might not be too bad if there's a service road like the Severn crossing or the Humber bridge.

    Geoff
    Old cyclists never die; they just fit smaller chainrings ... and pedal faster
  • gimboid
    gimboid Posts: 24
    Geoff_SS wrote:
    gimboid wrote:
    I may be way off the mark here but isn't the alternative having cyclists crossing themselves? Would they be able to say "no cyclists allowed"? Its not part of the motorway so I don't think they can. I don't see how they can stop the service.

    Would you cycle through the tunnel? I know I wouldn't. The bridge might not be too bad if there's a service road like the Severn crossing or the Humber bridge.

    Geoff
    I wouldn't go through the tunnel or over the bridge! The tunnel is far too tight and I get blown about like a maniac on the bridge riding a motorbike, let alone a cycle.

    Thats what I'm trying to say though. If they stop the service then someone is bound to try and cycle it and seriously injure themselves. But they can't put a sign up to say "no cyclists allowed" so the only alternative is to keep the service going.