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Parliament Square - Gunfire

asprillaasprilla Posts: 8,440
edited March 2017 in Commuting chat
Gunfire reported outside Parliament. Start planning your alternate route home folks.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 49,973 Lives Here
    On which note - what would be a decent way to avoid that whole area if you're the usual Embankment from Blackfriars > Chelsea embankment rider?

    Any suggestions guys?
  • asprillaasprilla Posts: 8,440
    I'd head south of the river to Putney. Whatever route you take it' not going to be quick today.
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,683
    south but very south away from the bridges
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  • Grant2307Grant2307 Posts: 135
    That's gonna cause some hefty traffic, 5 people have been run over but the attacker prior to being shot.
  • rower63rower63 Posts: 1,991
    I'm going to attempt Blackfriars, Aldwych, Traf Sq, Mall, Buck Pal, Kings Rd, Putney
    unless anyone knows that's also cordoned-off
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  • asprillaasprilla Posts: 8,440
    Grant2307 wrote:
    That's gonna cause some hefty traffic, 5 people have been run over but the attacker prior to being shot.

    He ran them over and then shot them? Thorough.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 49,973 Lives Here
    rower63 wrote:
    I'm going to attempt Blackfriars, Aldwych, Traf Sq, Mall, Buck Pal, Kings Rd, Putney
    unless anyone knows that's also cordoned-off

    Traf Sq is cordoned off.
  • vpnikolovvpnikolov Posts: 568
    Tube it is... all of my potential routes are cut off.
  • dinyulldinyull Posts: 2,962
    Tube might be getting shut down as a precaution.
  • smokey_baconsmokey_bacon Posts: 1,637
    Only westminster station closed thus far.
  • asprillaasprilla Posts: 8,440
    Can you take your bike on the river bus or clipper? They serve beer on those too don't they....
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  • Jal_Jal_ Posts: 49
    asprilla wrote:
    Can you take your bike on the river bus or clipper? They serve beer on those too don't they....

    This was my secret plan to get home.
  • rower63rower63 Posts: 1,991
    rower63 wrote:
    I'm going to attempt Blackfriars, Aldwych, Traf Sq, Mall, Buck Pal, Kings Rd, Putney
    unless anyone knows that's also cordoned-off
    Traf Sq is cordoned off.
    In that case St Paul's, Holborn, Shaftesbury Ave, Piccadilly, Grosvenor Place, Sloane Sq, King's Road, Putney etc,
    and I'll be ditching my cycling shoes and donning trainers in case there's any significant walking to be done...
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  • okgookgo Posts: 4,368
    I would just head north to Euston Road then go all the way down to near Edgeware Rd, down through Notting Hill, down through Shep Bush (there is a cut through via Holland Park, look at my commute on Monday night to see that), over Hammersmith Bridge and off you go. Actually my commute Monday night is the whole route basically.
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,683
    asprilla wrote:
    Can you take your bike on the river bus or clipper? They serve beer on those too don't they....

    those have been shutdown as well

    just heard on the news that the police officer has died as well, censored !
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  • inbikeinbike Posts: 264
    From Blackfriars Bridge I would go via Elephant and Castle, Oval, A3 to Wandsworth/Putney/Richmond Park.

    It's not a lovely route but it should be far enough south to be free of closures, and it has bus/cycle lanes wich should help with making progress through the heay traffic.
  • ryan_w-2ryan_w-2 Posts: 1,160
    I went Waterloo, Vauxhall, Clapham, Wandsworth to get to Fulham.

    Utter chaos around Waterloo - Vauxhall.
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  • meanredspidermeanredspider Posts: 12,550
    It's really sad what's happened. Good luck getting home folks. Be safe.
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  • vpnikolovvpnikolov Posts: 568
    Bank > St Pauls > Holborn > Piccadilly Circus. Almost smooth sailing that way. Was even surprised how easy that was.
  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
    Not ventured home yet -- still sounds hectic out there, so will check out Vino's route /\/\.

    Not a good day.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 49,973 Lives Here
    cjcp wrote:
    Not ventured home yet -- still sounds hectic out there, so will check out Vino's route /\/\.

    Not a good day.

    Vauxhall Bridge is open already so you might be OK.

    Feel free to check my route out on strava too.
  • okgookgo Posts: 4,368
    Was chaos all the way down Kings Road from Sloane Sq until Wandsworth Bridge Rd.
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  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
    Left shortly after 9.30. Cyclists were allowed up The Mall, so headed up there, towards Victoria, Eaton Square, Sloane Square and the King's Road.

    The Mall was deserted, bar a couple of cyclists and pedestrians.

    Read tonight that the Superhighway will be shut between Southwark and Westminster Bridges tomorrow. Best to check in the morning.
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  • rubertoerubertoe Posts: 3,994
    Stay safe people.

    As someone who worked in SW1 for over ten years it feels like home.
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  • rower63rower63 Posts: 1,991
    On coriordan's advice in the end I went south over Blackfriars, where it was less chaotic than I expected, I noodled about, slightly lost, until I recrossed at Vauxhall Bridge where normal service was resumed.

    This morning I was in chat-convoy with iPete and a couple of others when we got diverted across Lambeth Bridge, held up in part by a huge lorry carrying large concrete bollards. Over the other side the traffic was bad, but only because a bus had stopped in the middle of the road, held up by a man lying in the road being attended by paramedics.
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  • whatleytomwhatleytom Posts: 547
    I ended up going along the strand then down the Mall, and then back out onto Victoria embankment. Ended up being half a mile less distance, which surprised me. Slightly weird going down the Mall with no cars, and Buckingham Palace crawling with Police. This morning got to Millbank and ended up diverting north, then along to join the Mall at the end, then back down towards the river. Never seen so many Police and press/photographers around the area.
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  • whatleytomwhatleytom Posts: 547
    Anyone know if the area is back open now?
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