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Big Blue

Traffic and that...

Ok so as a resident of a London Borough today has been a catastrophe which you Luddites will never comprehend: we've had some rain.

I was advised by W2.0 that our rail underbridge was under water and a quick check of the Internet suggested that Battersea, a key part of my journey in, was also flooded. An under road brook runs along the back of our garden and the road there is now the brook. So I looked at the trains. All said "delayed" with no indication of the manner of the delay so I logged on at home and got in with writing the documents I have to write.

That was at 0830. At 1030 there are still cars lined up outside my house going possibly 1 mile in an hour. So my question is, at what point is enough enough? How long can you sit in traffic before just looking for a place to park and giving up? I can understand that in non-urban areas you're just going to stick it out but here in suburban dormitory-ville what is the point?
Michael

*tempts fate*

Weather here has been shocking. Look at the clouds!
gooner

Lovely and sunny up here in Glasgow, not often I come to Scotland and it's my colleagues back down in London getting drenched!
Chris M Wanted a V-10

The problem is... where do you park, especially if plenty of others also want to abandon their journeys too.

I had an occasion a few years back where I wished to do similar... under a mile from home on my way back after work, and I could have walked it from where everything had come to an almost total halt, on a dual carriageway, so there was no choice but to stay in the queue moving slowly until I came across a junction at which I could turn off.... but still nowhere to safely park up, so a long detour to get home
PhilD

Re: Traffic and that...

Big Blue wrote:
So my question is, at what point is enough enough? How long can you sit in traffic before just looking for a place to park and giving up? I can understand that in non-urban areas you're just going to stick it out but here in suburban dormitory-ville what is the point?


Long enough to be able to write the working day off?
JohnC

gooner wrote:
Lovely and sunny up here in Glasgow, not often I come to Scotland and it's my colleagues back down in London getting drenched!


What do you mean! It's always like that up here.
gonnabuildabuggy

Fortunately had jobs were WFH was an option from about 1996 onwards so probably 30 mins.

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