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No Mapshare Report of Albert Bridge, London - Closure

 
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:49 pm    Post subject: No Mapshare Report of Albert Bridge, London - Closure Reply with quote

I don't drive in London anything as much as I used to do. On my way to Brixton today was surprised 550 tried to take me over the Albert Bridge which has been closed for repair for sometime.

Just wondering how TT could not have known of a major London route closure [I know, I know], but also how there has been no mapshare reports filed?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As it is only temporary (I assume), perhaps MapShare isn't the best mechanism. HD Traffic would be a better mechanism for covering this. You were within 75miles of the bridge weren't you Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The closure of Albert Bridge is only temporary. It was planned to to be closed for 18 months, however it was found to be in a far worse condition than was expected so it might take longer.

read here

http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/newsroom/councilstatements/albertbridgeclosure.aspx


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW - it has been closed since mid Feb 2010!!!

In that case, yes, I would have expected MapShare to have taken care of it. I don't know if temporary closures get distributed via MapShare though. Perhaps a question for TT in their forum seeing as they have gone all touchy feely listen to the community in the last week or two Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AndyVaughan wrote:
As it is only temporary (I assume), perhaps MapShare isn't the best mechanism. HD Traffic would be a better mechanism for covering this. You were within 75miles of the bridge weren't you Laughing


I was at the junction on the other side of the road wondering whether to go left or right. Battersea Bridge seems the best option.

I'll try the Forum.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too have reported the Albert Bridge as a "special case" and asked them how on Earth something so important hasn't been included in Mapshare (or a proper map update, considering how long it has been closed for ).

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm with AndyV on this, it should be in HD Traffic (and RDS-TMC too), especially now TT claim to include Highways Agency data. I've seen too much "permanent" MapShare rubbish for temporary matters to approve of doing it deliberately (what speed limit do you have on the M48 Severn Bridge westbound - I have 40mph on the nice new map v870, which is the normal reduction for high winds).
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's covering themselves in case it's windy Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No response [yet] to my query on TT's Forum about this. I won't hold my breath.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DennisN wrote:
it should be in HD Traffic (and RDS-TMC too), especially now TT claim to include Highways Agency data.


Exactly - they tell us that with the Highways Agency data they are now on the ball with road closures.

This one must have slipped through the net because it was a closure before they started receiving data from HA!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But it must still be on any list of current closures?

Anyway no response on TT website, but I'm not sure I've put it in the right place as there is no specific section for mapshare issues as such.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suppose it depends how the system works.

Maybe they get notified of any new closures and also of any previous closures that are now open, rather than a constantly updated list of closures. Less data to pass between HA and TT that way.

Either way, if MapShare and HD Traffic didn't indicate a bridge closure that has been closed for 16 months then it is a pretty poor show.

Makes a bit of a mockery of both systems, and the TT Manifesto.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does the Albert bridge come under the Highways Agency?
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